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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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.

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Latest news

Christchurch, New Zealand

News • 26 Jun 2020

Let’s fix Australia’s environment with any pandemic recovery aid – the Kiwis are doing it

New Zealand is pumping millions of dollars into environment projects as part of its COVID-19 recovery. Lachlan G. Howell, Associate Professor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rodger, and Dr Ryan R. Witt, from the Faculty of Science say Australia's recovery plan seems more destructive than reconstructive.

Jenna and friends in before a celebration at the Australian High Commission during her IndoGenius trip in Delhi

News • 19 Jun 2020

What can I do with a Development Studies degree? Empower communities at a human services agency

Wondering where a Bachelor of Development Studies can take you? Meet Jenna, who traveled extensively while studying and has since used her degree to empower local Western Australian communities to enable individual, family and community wellbeing.

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News • 17 Jun 2020

Women more likely to drink alcohol than men during coronavirus lock down

Dr Sally Hunt from the Faculty of Science has been featured on the ABC explaining why research shows women were more likely to drink alcohol than men during the coronavirus lockdown

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Upcoming events

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Event • 13 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Webinar: Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

Join Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff MacFarlane to learn more about the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free…

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