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Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
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Campus locations

  • Newcastle
  • Newcastle city
  • Central Coast
  • Port Macquarie
  • Singapore
  • Sydney


New approaches to shape tomorrow’s leaders
For over 50 years, the University of Newcastle has specialised in delivering superior education to talented students from all walks of life. Our degrees are shaped around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial approaches to study.

We are proud to be ranked 214th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2019, and we have 15 subjects in the world’s top 200.
Equity and social justice are at the heart of all we do, and we offer a range of pathways into university for students from diverse backgrounds. Indeed, we are the largest provider of enabling programs in Australia.

In the Good Universities Guide 2019, we received five stars for overall student experience. We’re notable leaders in Indigenous education, guided by our Wollotuka Institute which supports Indigenous Australians studying at university.

New discoveries with global impact
Our University has a global reputation for research excellence.

In 2018, we furthered our strategic research agenda through the establishment of four Global Impact Clusters to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. Our model sees researchers collaborating in multidisciplinary ways to generate novel solutions in the fields of Energy, Resources, Food and Water; Better Health and Healthcare; Future Industries; and Strong Cities and Regions.

We have also well-established partnerships with government and industry to drive impact in our regions. Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources and the Hunter Medical Research Institute, deliver cross-disciplinary research translated into world-class innovation.

New ways of teaching and learning
We embrace new approaches to learning and teaching.

We promote interactive and collaborative teaching and learning, enabled by cutting-edge technologies. From VR experiences to simulate emergency neonatal resuscitation, to courses designed to license an idea to market, we create environments that enhance entrepreneurial thinking and deliver job-ready graduates.

Our students can expect rich work-integrated learning experiences, programs centred on real-world problem solving, and multidisciplinary collaboration that prepares them for the workplaces of the future.