The School of Architecture and Built Environment at Newcastle has developed an international reputation for research into design and the built environment.

School research

International Reputation

The University of Newcastle is one of the top 10 research Universities in Australia, and the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Newcastle has developed an international reputation for research into design and the built environment.

Academic staff in the School have been awarded national and international prizes for research and design, and have held research fellow and visiting scholar positions at the world's foremost institutions.

These academics hold prestigious research grants from the Australian Research Council, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, the European Union and a range of North American institutions. Several of the School's academics have been independently rated in the top 100 researchers in their field internationally.


Research Achievements and Strengths

Over the last decade academics in the School have been awarded more than $7,000,000 in research income and have published more than 300 research books, chapters and papers. The School's research strengths in creative endeavour (research by design) are also significant, and academics have both curated and had their works featured in State, national and international exhibitions.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment is home to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research (CIBER), a research group that seeks to address issues of industry performance and its social contribution. CIBER's remit includes the policies, processes and practices undertaken by architectural, construction and engineering professionals, both in private firms and public organisations including governmental bodies.


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The Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research (CIBER) was formed in 2003 to address important social, cultural and technical challenges involving architecture, building and design.


Research Opportunities

The School of Architecture and Built Environment has six active research areas within which supervision of Research Higher Degree students is possible. These areas provide a significant opportunity for candidates to undertake research with experts in a particular field of study.