The 2025 Vision and Values of the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Vision and strategic direction

Our vision for 2025

Illustration of a man and the world

The University aspires to be a global leader in each of its spheres of achievement.

Through engagement with our partners, the University will deliver world-class innovation to support the development of strong regional communities.

This is a remarkable and exciting time to be part of the global higher education landscape, and to be part of the University of Newcastle.

With the support and engagement of our communities we will achieve our vision and make a significant and lasting contribution to the economic prosperity and social cohesion of our regions across the world.

Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor

Our values


Our staff, students and alumni are a resource for our whole community.  We are partners and collaborators in world-class research, teaching and learning, and our skilled graduates contribute to our regions, Australia and the world.

Equity and Social Justice

We provide opportunities for people with ability, regardless of their background and experiences. We lead in providing education for indigenous Australians.


We deliver the highest quality in everything we do and benchmark ourselves against the world's best.


We challenge standard practice and received wisdom. We are world leaders in generating new knowledge and translating innovative ideas into real benefits to society.


We are open, ethical, rigorous and committed to the highest standards in academic enquiry.  We are champions of academic freedom and professional responsibility.


We are leaders in environmental sustainability. We make a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental capacity of our communities.