Independent ranking systems put the University of Newcastle among the world's best universities...

Current rankings


QS World University Rankings

The University of Newcastle QS World 
University Ranking 
logo(UON) has been ranked in the top 10 of Australian universities in the 2014 QS World University Rankings, a rise of five places on 2013 results.

Globally, the University climbed 41 places to be ranked 257th, or in the top three percent in the world, and was the biggest improvement for any Australian University.

QS use a set of six indicators to present a multi-faceted view of the relative strengths of the world’s leading universities.

Considerable increases across Reputation and Research metrics (Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation and Citations per Faculty) contributed to this result.

See the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings

Times Higher Education 100 under 50 Ranking

THE Top 100 Under 50The University of Newcastle has been ranked number 1 in Australia and number 28 in the world by the latest independent Times Higher Education's (THE) rankings of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old.

Globally, UON has moved up 12 places on the list since 2013.

The Times Higher Education '100 under 50' ranks dynamic young universities across five performance categories - teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) has ranked the University of Newcastle in the top 251-275 group of universities, up from 276-300 in 2012.

Nationally, UON has moved up two places since 2012 to rank ninth in the country, and the University is now the highest ranked by the THE outside a capital city in Australia.

Times Higher Education rate institutions across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook and use 13 performance indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

The University of Newcastle was the only Australian university among six finalists in the 2013 Times Higher Education International Video Competition.

About World university rankings

In the global higher education sector, universities are more and more drawn to independent ranking systems to measure their position in the world. 

Each year, various world-wide systems measure our academic and research performance against the world's best universities, including the Ivy League in the USA, the Russell Group in the United Kingdom, the 'Group of 9' in China and of course, Australia's own prestigious institutions.

Top 100 Most International Universities

The University of Newcastle has been named by the Times Higher Education (THE) as one of the top 100 most international universities in the world.

Using the 'international outlook' indicator, from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UoN achieved an international indicator score of 70.5, placing it 93rd in the global list.

The international indicator examines a university's international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country.


QS Stars - Rated for ExcellenceQS Stars 2014 rated for excellence

In 2014 we once again achieved the maximum overall QS Stars ranking of five stars, with five and four star ratings across key areas.

QS Stars gives universities the opportunity to highlight their strengths via awarded recognition and across a broad set of criteria. Over 30 criteria contribute towards the overall assessment grouped into eight categories: research, employability, teaching, infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation, engagement and the institution's standing in specialist subjects.


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)

In 2012, Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ranked us equal 7th for our research that is "well above world standard", with the maximum score of five in 22 broad categories. We were the only university to achieve a score of five for our Social Work research. 

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 assessment is conducted by the Australian Government to measure the research performance of Australia's higher education institutions.