A commitment to all students
At the University of Newcastle, we have more than 37,000 students from 114 nations studying with us each year and we’re committed to helping each one of them have an outstanding experience during this time. Our vibrant campuses across Newcastle CBD, Callaghan, Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore provide spaces to learn, socialise and collaborate. Regardless of their course, every student is encouraged to take up the opportunity to work with industry as part of their study – we call it work-integrated learning. It means our graduates are ready for the jobs and innovations of the future.
A foundation of excellence and equity
Every student with drive and aspiration is supported to succeed at the University of Newcastle, regardless of their background. Our Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education, and the Wollotuka Institute, our flagship body for Indigenous activities, demonstrate our pledge of social equity, cultural cohesion and our deep respect for the Indigenous heritage of our nation. We have the maximum five-star rating for student retention and social equity from the 2020 Good Universities Guide.
As the highest ranked university in regional Australia, and 207th in the world by QS World University Rankings, we are a globally-connected university committed to our region. We know that a better tomorrow lies in our ability to find new solutions to some of the planet’s greatest challenges – and that we need to take solutions developed in our backyard to the rest of the world. As we achieve this goal through collaborations with local and global industry and research partners, we’re proud that more than 95 per cent of our research is considered ‘at or above world standard’. Through research excellence, we are solving problems and positively changing lives – from improving people’s health to finding ways to mitigate climate change.
Leaders in sustainability
We know if we truly care about the future for our students and our communities, we must care for our planet. At the start of 2020 we moved to 100 per cent renewable electricity and we’ll be carbon neutral by 2025.