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.

Research stories

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.   

Tertiary system can better support victims of gender-based violence

Tertiary system can better support victims of gender-based violence

New research by the University of Newcastle has found students who are victim-survivors of gender-based violence overcome major challenges to access and fully participate in higher education – and the institution is pushing for change.

Inaugural Meg Purser Communications Scholarship awarded

Inaugural Meg Purser Communications Scholarship awarded

A passion to make a positive impact in the community has seen second year University of Newcastle communications student Courtney Yeandle named as the inaugural recipient of the Meg Purser Scholarship.

Industry breakfast inspiring regional innovation

Industry breakfast inspiring regional innovation

The University of Newcastle is inviting business and industry representatives to explore powerful new pathways to innovation at their inaugural Industry PhD Breakfast event.

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A New Dreaming: The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale

A New Dreaming: The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale

A collaboration between the Yandaarra Collective and the University of Newcastle (UoN) has resulted in the March 2022 publication of a stunning children’s picture book with strong messages about caring for country and each other. Recommended for primary school students, The Dunggiirr Brothers and t

Giving business owners control to work ON their business rather than IN it.

Giving business owners control to work ON their business rather than IN it.

At I2N’s Startup Stories at I2N Hub Honeysuckle on Wednesday 1 June, Johann shared his story of how he built his business to help other people grow theirs.

CEO shares how empowering women leaders has led to an inspiring startup

CEO shares how empowering women leaders has led to an inspiring startup

Kasia Gospos has been named one of Australia’s Most Inspirational Women Online and been recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the Stevie 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.