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.

Latest news

News • 8 Apr 2020

Helping Communities Stay Healthy and Well

Generous philanthropic support from University staff, alumni, community members and local organisations have helped the Family Action Centre at the University to expand its work with children in vulnerable communities.

Professor Lyndall Ryan

News • 19 Mar 2020

Massacre Map Presentations to Canberra Audiences

Professor Lyndall Ryan, the leader of the team behind the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map has recently delivered several presentations in Canberra.

Julia Coffey

News • 12 Mar 2020

Listening across difference in feminist digital spaces

Is it possible to listen across difference in feminist digital spaces? That is the question being investigated by School of Humanities and Social Science researcher and member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Dr Julia Coffey.

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Upcoming events

Sexual assault kit

Event • 16 Apr 2020 at 12:00am

CANCELLED - Conference: Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry

Please note this event has been cancelled.An international, interdisciplinary symposium on the relationship between medicine, psychiatry and sexual violence to be held at the University of Newcastle on 16 –17…

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Event • 17 Jun 2020 at 12:00am

POSTPONED - ASPERA Conference 2020

RESCHEDULED DATE TBA.Due to the currently evolving public health situation the organisers have decided to place this event on hold until further notice. Updates will be provided as soon as…

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