Information about the International and Advancement Division at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

International and Advancement Division


Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni and External Relations works closely to support and engage with a key stakeholder group, UON Alumni, which includes the global graduate network and other categories of alumni. The office also engages and partners across business, industry, community organisations, local government and other areas to facilitate easy access to the University for a range of opportunities, interests and initiatives.

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Community Engagement

Community engagement is seen globally as a guiding principle underlying the University's educational model. Supporting the University's objective to provide innovative educational delivery, Community Engagement connects the community and the University, but also provides strategic input into the planning of teaching, research and innovation.

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Confucius Institute

Unveiled in 2011, the Institute at UoN continues to grow in size and influence. By building ongoing and collaborative relationships with Chinese institutions and partner organisations the links between China and our region strengthen. This in turn provides a conduit to the University's Asia-relevant educational and research capabilities.

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International Office

The University is committed to reflecting the multicultural nature of Australian society and welcomes students from across the globe with currently over 7,500 international students from more than 100 countries.

The International Office is responsible for the facilitation of international students into the University of Newcastle, and management of international partnerships. It also coordinates a range of welfare and support services for international students from arrival in Australia to completion of their studies with a clear and strong focus of enabling quality student experience, and vice versa for Australian students spending time studying abroad.

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UON Foundation

The University of Newcastle Foundation's key role is to continue and build upon the strong tradition of philanthropic support from communities, businesses and Alumni. This support manifests itself in many ways with funding used to provide scholarships for students, sponsorship of academic positions as well as financial and in kind support for the University's world class research centres. Through their generosity, donors have shaped not only the University but also the Hunter community and transformed the lives of many students.

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