Human and Social Futures
With strong connections to industry, our College delivers education and research grounded in contemporary issues affecting the world today.
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.
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.
Healthy Dads Healthy Kids
A world-first healthy lifestyle program targeting fathers has been transforming the health of men and their families in the Hunter region for nearly a decade. Now it's going global.
How 57,000 women are shaping health policy in Australia
University of Newcastle education researchers have transformed teaching practices and student outcomes in more than 2,500 schools - and they are just getting started.
Concussion research proves game-changing
Researchers have created a world-first digital map to expose massacres on Australia's Colonial Frontier.
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.
Our College has a strong reputation for global collaboration and success through our partnerships, research, and student experience opportunities.
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.
Making history virtually real: Purai to work with expert to recreate First Nations histories
A trip to a 19th century tomb and the oldest theatre in NSW were just two of the places Purai Global Indigenous History Centre staff and affiliates visited without having to leave their office. Lecturer in the College of Human and Social Futures, Dr Zi Siang See took HDR student, Srishti Guha to M
Graduates ready to change the world
Students from across the University of Newcastle will mark the culmination of their studies at the institution’s Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.
University welcomes incentives to boost rural, regional and remote health services
The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of HECS-HELP debt refund as an incentive for healthcare workers to work in rural, remote and regional communities.
New Colombo Scholars to help strengthen ties with Indo-Pacific
Four exceptional University of Newcastle students are ready to spread their wings abroad in 2022 after being named New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholars through the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the country.
NUspace and Civic Park light up orange to start 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women
The University of Newcastle’s NUspace building and Civic Park will light up in orange this Thursday to mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women.
Purai Members recognised in College Excellence Awards
Purai Global Indigenous History Centre congratulates five of its members for being included as outstanding recipients of the College of Human and Social Futures Awards. Doctors Kevin Sobel-Read, Hedda Asland and Simon Weaving, and Associate Professors Kate Senior and Tamara Young collected awards
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.