The University of Newcastle, Australia

To inspire, enrich and transform humanity

At the Faculty of Education and Arts, we are highly respected for our teaching quality and research, with learning methods that ensure our graduates have high-level professional skills, leaving the University confident, skilled and life-ready.

We are committed to supporting a respectful workplace culture that nurtures professional development. Our goal is to be a global workplace of choice for academic and professional staff in the creative industries, education, humanities and social sciences.

Our Schools

Mapping the injustices of our past

Professor Lyndall Ryan focuses on our dark history with the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map.

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Top 150 ? in the world - Education
Top 150 ? in the world - Sociology
Top 250 ? in the world for English language and literature


We produce world-class scholarship, often in collaboration with international colleagues and those from other faculties within the University.

Our researchers have established an enviable reputation for the quality of their work, with many of our people regarded as world leaders in their fields.

Faculty highlights

Latest news

Historical encounters journal

News • 7 Aug 2020

Home grown Historical Encounters journal achieves Q1 ranking

The independent journal Historical Encounters, led by Acting Head of the School of Education, Associate Professor Robert Parkes (as Editor-in-Chief) and published by the University of Newcastle’s History Education Research Network (HERMES) has recently achieved an outstanding milestone with a Q1 ranking in the Scimago Journal Rankings.

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News • 7 Aug 2020

Major research grant supports new open scholarship initiative

The global upheaval caused by COVID-19 has highlighted a need for academics to find ways to share their research quickly, freely and with large audiences. But open scholarship continues to pose significant hurdles for researchers worldwide.

MGA Thermal team

News • 7 Aug 2020

Materials scientist and founder shares his story of driving renewable energy uptake

Professor Erich Kisi shares his innovation journey as co-founder of renewable energy storage company MGA Thermal at I2N's Startup Stories

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Upcoming events


Event • 4 Aug 2020 from 6:00pm - 1 Sep 2020 until 7:00pm

Synth Sound Secrets: Short Course

This course will help you expand your knowledge from the constraints of the traditional piano to an array of modern keyboards with various techniques to learn how to get the most out of your keyboard and devices.

Mixing board

Event • 5 Aug 2020 from 5:00pm - 2 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

From Beat to Release: Short Course

This short course will help you complete your songs, ready for release.

Mixing board

Event • 5 Aug 2020 from 6:30pm - 18 Aug 2020 until 7:30pm

Ableton Push Collaboration: Short Course

Be a part of Australia’s first Ableton Push collaboration!

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