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

Sr Heather Douglas

News • 22 Oct 2020

Am I a fraud? Imposter feelings in elite Olympic level coaching

How do gender stereotypes create imposter feelings that halt the progression of women to elite coaching roles?

Activate Study - Frini Karayanidis

News • 12 Oct 2020

ACTIVate Study

Prof Frini Karayanidis leads the UON team in the Functional Neuroimaging Lab that runs the ACTIVate Study. This is a joint project with the University of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of Illinois, USA.

Australian Researchers text

News • 1 Oct 2020

Our researchers recognised in The Australian’s Research 2020 magazine

The Australian's Research 2020 magazine paid tribute to several University of Newcastle researchers for their track record of excellence and contribution to their fields.

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Upcoming events

Building a Team

Event • 28 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots Virtually - Building a Team

Hear from founders throughout the region as we dive into how to build a high powered team.

Academic Careers Panel

Event • 5 Nov 2020 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Academic Careers Panel: Preparing for a Successful Academic Career

Practical advice, top tips and recommendations on how to maximise your chances of thriving in an academic career.

RA GAP

Event • 18 Nov 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am

Grant Accelerator Program: ARC Discovery Projects

Come along to this session to hear what’s new and lessons learned for the 2021 ARC Discovery Projects round.

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