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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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.   

Making history virtually real: Purai to work with expert to recreate First Nations histories

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

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

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.

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New Colombo Scholars to help strengthen ties with Indo-Pacific

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

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 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.