The University of Newcastle, Australia

A global impact

The Faculty of Science is a global leader in creating new knowledge, revolutionary technology and innovative teaching which will transform our regions and the world. We are at the forefront in exploring solutions to the complex challenges of today and the emerging concerns of tomorrow.

The Faculty is home to authorities in their fields who engage in cutting-edge research and teaching. We provide our graduates with the expertise and skills to make a positive difference.

We offer a broad range of study and research opportunities across both established and emerging science disciplines, with over 40 coursework degree options available for students to follow their passion and develop their careers.

We are active collaborators with industry and our communities, and well versed in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Schools and research centres

Solving global challenges

Professor Chris Scarlett from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences is changing the way we treat pancreatic cancer, and it all began with the simple sea sponge.

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20 ? Science disciplines rated at ‘well above world standard’
#1 in Australia ? for teaching quality and overall educational experience in Psychology
#1 in NSW ? for skill improvement (Science and Mathematics)

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From ecological conservation, to working with cells, to unravelling the mysteries of the human mind, and using data and mathematics to analyse real-world problems, you can help affect positive change on our communities and planet.

A degree from the Faculty of Science gives you the flexibility to explore your interests and make an impact through the pathway that’s right for you.

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Our researchers work beyond boundaries. By collaborating across teams and disciplines, and with industries, governments and other institutional partners, our researchers push the limits of human knowledge.

By using and creating trailblazing technologies, we strive to explore and affect our world and the universe.

Faculty highlights

Latest news

News • 19 May 2020

Unique Women in STEMM scholarship program supports Early Career Researchers

In a first for an Australian university to help redress some of the systemic biases female academics face, the University of Newcastle has awarded fully-funded PhD candidate scholarships to six Women in STEMM Early Career Researchers.

Dr Khay Fong

News • 14 May 2020

Dr Khay Fong awarded 2020 ECR lectureship

Amid a competitive pool of applicants, Dr Khay Fong from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences has been announced as the 2020 recipient of the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society (ACIS) Lectureship.

Miss Emma Austin accepting award

News • 14 May 2020

Drought and rural wellbeing research awarded by The Royal Society of NSW

Recognised by a prestigious award from The Royal Society of NSW, PhD student Emma Austin, alongside the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the Centre for Water, Climate and Land, researches the relationship between drought and wellbeing in rural communities – an issue of increasing importance as the climate crisis worsens.

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Upcoming events

Event • 27 May 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learning Lunchbox

The Educator Network will be holding a Learning Lunchbox event on 27th May via zoom (12 - 1pm).This session will look at "Moving courses online: the experience of the BA…

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Event • 3 Jun 2020 from 9:00am - 5 Jun 2020 until 5:00pm

Number Theory Online Conference

Bringing together researchers in all areas of Number Theory, CARMA will be hosting an interactive, online conference with participants across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.Conferences play a…

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