We are proud to be part of the diverse and growing Central Coast community and believe we can help build a strong future for the Central Coast through education.
Working in partnership with business, industry and community to grow the capacity of the Central Coast region and the educational aspirations of its residents is a fundamental goal for the University of Newcastle.
Strengthening our regions
We work with a range of partners to implement and develop initiatives that will strengthen the Central Coast region. Some of these initiatives include:
- A memorandum of understanding with the NSW Government and the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation to establish a University presence to the Gosford CBD to provide more education opportunities.
- Working with Regional Development Australia and Newcastle Business School academics to spearhead an innovation champions program to provide vital support for emerging business leaders.
- Working closely with TAFE and the Central Coast Community College to provide alternative entries to tertiary study.
- Development of plans to create a Research and Innovation Hub in Gosford.
In partnership with NSW Department of Primary Industries we launched a $6 million on-campus research and innovation hub in 2011. This facility is an important platform for the University to contribute to valuable research in areas including climate change, water, soils, biosecurity and best-practice methods for the lucrative horticultural industry.
We are also forming mutually beneficial partnerships that create hands-on learning opportunities for our students and contribute to research and an understanding of the unique environment, community and culture of the Central Coast. Our partners include:
Driving innovation and research in the region
The University of Newcastle Central Coast supports an active and internationally acclaimed research community, with research strengths in the areas of allied health, pancreatic cancer, marine science and coastal ecosystem management, business and innovation, food manufacturing, literature, and education.