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

Science in Practice 2020

Free, virtual activities and talks by our world-class experts.

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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Science Maths and Real Technology

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Research

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

Associate Professor Anthony Kiem

News • 23 Sep 2020

The University's Centre for Water, Climate and Land will partner with Japan’s Space Agency JAXA in an Australian first for Climate Research

Led by Associate Professor Anthony Kiem from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, this research will help better detect the beginning, end, spatial coverage, and intensity of droughts in Australia. This is a necessary first step in the development of adaptation strategies that reduce the economic, environmental, and social costs of droughts.

Image of Dr Andrew Magee with beach behind him

News • 22 Sep 2020

New outlook model indicates average to above average tropical cyclone activity and risk for Australia

Tropical cyclones have long been considered the most devastating weather phenomena to affect Australia.

News • 22 Sep 2020

Lecture: Climate Change in Challenging Times

Join Professor Paul Dastoor and an expert panel as they explore the environmental reprieve that was one of the unexpected early outcomes of COVID-19.

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Upcoming events

Event • 4 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm - 30 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

Biomes Exhibition

Your Place on the Planet. Come and explore the region’s unique biodiversity through the beautiful collision of the arts and the sciences via our virtual exhibition for Biodiversity month.

RA GAP

Event • 22 Sep 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Grant Accelerator Program: Writing ROPE Statements

This session will provide top tips for writing successful Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence (ROPE) statements for Australian Research Council grant applications.

RA GAP

Event • 23 Sep 2020 from 11:00am - 12:30pm

Grant Accelerator Program: NHMRC Clinical Trials & Cohort Studies

This will be a facilitated discussion on the NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies scheme and provide the opportunity for Q&A and advice.

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