The Faculty of Science has a world-class reputation for excellence in research, with programs that span a broad range of disciplinary and transdisciplinary areas.

Our projects are as diverse as discovering new species, understanding the drivers and impacts of climate change, developing organic electronics with massive potential for the next generation of environmentally friendly energy sources, through to the treatment of disease.

Research excellence

Research quality in the Faculty of Science is rated “well above world standard” - the highest possible rating - in many individual disciplines, as well as in the overall fields of Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (ERA 2018).

95% ? of our research is 'at' or 'above world standard'
20 ? Science disciplines rated at ‘well above world standard’

Research impact

Our researchers drive discoveries that challenge conventional thinking, break new ground and change lives around the globe.

Learn more about our research impact

News • 20 Aug 2019

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance together

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance together: NUW Alliance Workshop to develop a joint Antimicrobial Research Task force

News • 25 Jul 2019

New Grant Looks at Low SES Students, Success and Completion in Higher Education

Researchers investigate success in higher education from the perspective of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds

News • 4 Jun 2019

Special Semester at the Bernoulli Center

The research group around ARC Laureate Fellow George Willis was recently granted a special semester at the Bernoulli Center in Lausanne, Switzerland to take place in the second half of 2020.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.