UON supports the Keep it Clever campaign, which is building public awareness about the vital role of universities in driving economic growth.

UON is keeping it clever

15 May 2014

The University of Newcastle (UON) supports a new campaign, which is building public awareness about the vital role of universities in driving economic growth, in what is an increasingly competitive global environment.

The Keep It Clever: Let's not get left behind Australia campaign, an initiative of Universities Australia, highlights the crucial function of Australia's universities in enriching society, building new industries, keeping the country competitive and growing the economy for a stronger, brighter future.

UON is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high quality teaching and learning, and exciting, contemporary academic programs.

Each year, UON produces graduates who go on to become international leaders, innovators and professionals who contribute to the infrastructure and development of their profession, communities, regions and nations – making a difference on many levels for a stronger society.

UON graduates are not only successful, career-ready, in demand and able to find great jobs quickly, they also earn a median starting salary that is $2,000 higher than the national average*.

UON is one of a number of Australian universities supporting the campaign, which stresses the need to support the capacity of universities to respond to an increasing demand for highly skilled graduates whose expertise will enable the nation to maintain and improve its competitiveness in a rapidly changing world.

To find out more about the campaign visit the Keep It Clever website.

* Australian Graduate Survey 2011.