Each year, independent ranking systems measure our academic and research performance against the world's best universities


The University of Newcastle has a proud history of achievement and we celebrate our successes as individuals and as an institution.

In 50 years, our outstanding educators have achieved a long list of accolades and our world-class researchers are recognised for their contribution to many fields of inquiry.

Our remarkable students continue to impress with stories of success both at home and on the world stage.

Together and as individuals, we are among the world's best.

Among the world's best

The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive institution with an exceptional record of achievement.

We are ranked among the top three per cent of the world's universities, according to both the Times Higher Education (THE) World University and QS World University Rankings.

Our Architecture/Built Environment discipline has ranked in the world’s Top 50, for the second consecutive year, in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject list.

The University has eight subjects ranked in the world’s top 150 and an overall total of 14 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200.

Our performance on the world stage continues to improve as we move closer to realising our vision of being global leaders in each of our spheres of achievement - equity, education and research.

Outstanding student experience

We work hard to ensure that the UON student experience allows our students to excel. In 2015, the Australian Graduate Survey returned a satisfaction rating of 85 per cent, a one per cent improvement on our 2013 rating.

We continue to rank in the top quartile of all Australian universities for quality teaching thanks to ongoing improvement in teacher satisfaction on the survey's Good Teaching Scale.

But surveys are not the be all and end all. The success of our students is a far more important measure of the quality UON experience.