Faculty research overview
The Faculty of Science and Information Technology is a world-class centre for scientific and technology research. Through our strong discipline-based research and active inter-disciplinary engagement, both nationally and internationally, we are at the forefront of research and development in a broad range of fields.
Our research strengths lie in the key areas of industry and infrastructure, sustainability and the environment, health and wellbeing as well as communication and information technology.
We have an international reputation for our research and strong, viable research centres and groups. We have a focus on increasing our industry partnerships in the Hunter region and beyond through applied research and development collaborations.
Our Faculty view Research Higher Degree (RHD) students as being a most important link between this University and the world, ensuring quality staff, facilities and programs are in place to support the researchers of tomorrow. The Faculty also has a summer program to provide undergraduate students with experience of working with well-established researchers in high quality research environments.
The Early Academics and Researchers group is recognised as a vital component of the Faculty's research activities and profile. To facilitate the establishment and growth of the research of these individuals at Newcastle, and in recognition of the existing world-class expertise in the latest research thinking and methodology this cohort brings to the University, there are a number of initiatives directed at Early Career Academics.
In addition to support offered through the University of Newcastle, the Faculty of Science and Information Technology has in place a range of scholarships, fellowships and funding to support our researchers as they endeavor to contribute to our world-class innovation.