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.

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Latest news

Felix device

News • 2 Jun 2020

‘Felix’ to transform fertility for millions of couples worldwide

Laureate Professor John Aitken from the Faculty of Science has been collaborating with Memphasys to develop 'Felix', which aims to improve the collection of vital, healthy sperm in the critical early stages of the IVF process.

Dr Hannah Power

News • 28 May 2020

Faculty of Science researcher appointed to NSW Coastal Council

An experienced coastal scientist with a passion for environmental management, Dr Hannah Power from the School of Environmental & Life Sciences has recently been appointed as one of only seven members of the NSW Coastal Council.

News • 28 May 2020

Mathematicians forge on despite pandemic

While disruptions caused by COVID-19 are affecting conferences worldwide, mathematicians in the Faculty of Science are embracing cutting-edge technology to ensure important progress is not stifled.

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