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 well-being 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 PhD and research masters 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 endeavour to contribute to our world-class innovation.