In 2015, the University of Newcastle will celebrate 50 years of disruptive innovation and world-class education.

Celebrate 50 years

Celebrate 50 years

In 2015 the University of Newcastle celebrates a remarkable 50 years of achievement characterised by leaders who have been willing to challenge the status quo and a pioneering approach to equity and excellence that has transformed fields of education and research. In our first half-century our staff, students and leaders have introduced unique ways of thinking and operating that have led to remarkable outcomes.

As we prepare to make our mark on the next 50 years, we invite you to join in a celebration of our outstanding achievements - past, present and future.

Great Hall Tapestry 

Newcastle - a shared success story

In 1965, those who began to build the University on what is now our Callaghan campus had a clear vision: a bushland campus that blended a traditional university with innovative approaches to the problems they faced. They wanted a University that stayed connected to the community that had campaigned for its creation.

While we have spread our wings wide throughout the state and into Singapore, the city of Newcastle remains our spiritual home. Today, after what many around the globe use as a benchmark in urban reinvention, the city of Newcastle is recognised as a centre for education and health - led by our University and its partners.

This is an exciting time for the city and the University of Newcastle as we move together toward a bright future.

UoN today

In 50 years, the University of Newcastle has matured from a locally-focused institution to one that is global in its outlook. Our people are some of the best in the field - sought-after at home and overseas.

Today more than 37,000 students are enrolled in programs across five faculties. Over 85 undergraduate programs are on offer and our range of postgraduate study options is continually growing.

Working with communities locally, nationally and internationally, the University strives to lead the world in all our spheres of achievement - creating opportunities and delivering results.