In 2012 the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings placed Newcastle in the top 3% internationally. Both also rank Newcastle in the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50.
In undertaking a research degree with the University of Newcastle, you will join a research-intensive university that consistently ranks in Australia's top 10 for research effort and outcomes.
We have a strong research presence across the breadth of our disciplines and are particularly proud of our leadership and international recognition in the fields of science and technology, engineering, biological and biomedical sciences, and medical and health sciences.
Research is highly valued by the University of Newcastle and as a student you will be joining a research community with a vibrant and innovative culture. We prize and recognise each of our students as key members of the next generation of researchers in Newcastle, Australia and the world.
Find out more about our research strengths.
The academics that will supervise your project have well-established reputations for their own research and are often at the cutting edge of developments in their fields worldwide. They present their research findings across a range of international forums and have links with key research colleagues across the world.
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment is conducted by the Australian Government to measure the research performance of Australia's higher education institutions. In ERA 2012 UoN achieved a 5 rating of "well above world standard" for 18 areas of research. Newcastle is the only university in Australia to achieve a 5 rating for social work research and one of only two universities in the country to achieve a 5 rating in applied mathematics, biochemistry and cell biology, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Find out more about our 2012 ERA rankings and meet some of our world-leaders in research.
We value our research degree candidates as important contributors to our research standing. As a student of the University, you will be accepted into our research community and given quality supervision, as well as support services such as a free laptop and workshops.