University of Newcastle

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Young University Rankings 2015
University Drive, Callaghan, New South Wales, NSW 2308, Australia

About University of Newcastle

Guided by our values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle Australia has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within our own regions, in Australia and across the globe. We’re proud to be ranked in the top 30 universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. 

Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols more than 37,000 students from 106 countries, with a focus on equity and developing our next generation of socially oriented leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

We are fully committed to supporting and providing a safe space for our Indigenous students and communities. Since the 1970s, we have made an unparalleled contribution to Indigenous higher education in Australia. This vital work continues today with our Wollotuka Institute and our Indigenous Health Unit. We’re proud to be the top university in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Enrolments, and we continue to provide even more pathways to university for Indigenous students. Last year we celebrated 40 years of our Wollotuka Institute, and this year marks our 50th anniversary of creating pathways to higher education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Our University has long been known as a champion of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. All of our undergraduate courses are designed to integrate theory with practice, offering rich opportunities for real-life, hands-on experiences through career-ready placements to give our students a head start in their careers.

We are also a research-intensive university and have achieved great things in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government and the community here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on the future, as we continue to build on our research strengths and maintain our position as a destination for the world's best researchers and global innovation leaders.

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Subjects taught at University of Newcastle

  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Sport Science
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Law

    • Law
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Education

    • Education
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology

Key statistics

  • 31.3
    No. of students per staff
  • 24,608
    Number of FTE Students
  • 16%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 24%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings