To inspire, enrich and transform humanity.

We are historians, educators, Aboriginal artists, social workers and physical activity experts. Lawyers, business strategists, financial analysts, entrepreneurs, and global marketers. We are content-creators, musicians, game designers and filmmakers. We are Indigenous rights advocates, innovators, criminologists, poets and global change agents. We are so much more.

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About our College

Our College is highly respected for our teaching quality and research, with learning methods that ensure our students have high-level professional skills to graduate confident, skilled and life-ready.

Our Indigenous Commitment

Our Indigenous Commitment

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Research Framework will see the University, our communities and our region work together to achieve excellence.

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Our Schools

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The Asia Pacific Research Centre (APRC) has been established within the College of Human and Social Futures to play a leading role at the University of Newcastle, Australia, to pursue partnerships, engagement, and impact in the Asia Pacific region.

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Our students gain a professional edge through real-world, practical experience designed to give them the skills, knowledge and professional networks needed to excel in your chosen field.  

International Engagement

International Engagement

Our College has a strong reputation for global collaboration and success through our partnerships, research, and student experience opportunities.  

Creative Industries

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Work Integrated Learning

By collaborating with industry on ground-breaking research and through connecting students with opportunities for real-world experience, our students graduate work and life-ready.   

Schools improve overall wellbeing with an inexpensive program that gets kids moving

Schools improve overall wellbeing with an inexpensive program that gets kids moving

Many young people’s mental health declined during the pandemic. Changing school culture to increase children’s physical activity at school helps to reverse this trend, researchers have found.

Quality Teaching Rounds recognised for Research Impact

Quality Teaching Rounds recognised for Research Impact

The University of Newcastle's Teachers and Teaching Research Centre has won the prestigious Engagement Australia 2022 Excellence Award for Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact.

New funding to boost TLCMap's 'Advanced Techniques and Big Data' project

New funding to boost TLCMap's 'Advanced Techniques and Big Data' project

The Time-Layered Cultural Map of Australia (TLCMap) will continue its growth and development following the announcement of $472,543 in funding from the Australia Research Council’s Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme.

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Exploring the connection between caring and women's cardiovascular health

Exploring the connection between caring and women's cardiovascular health

Researchers are investigating the connection between caring duties and the cardiovascular health of female carers, specifically women who are caring for people with stroke.

Empowering teachers to empower each other

Empowering teachers to empower each other

The pandemic highlighted the value of teachers like no other time in recent history. University of Newcastle education researchers and the Paul Ramsay Foundation have supported them every step of the way.

Shaping a better tomorrow together

Shaping a better tomorrow together

On Gifting Day, 9 March, our global community came together to make a collective impact through kindness. And what a day it was. Together we showed the extraordinary power of collective action – raising an incredible $323,118 in 24 hours.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.