By working with our industry, community and government partners, we translate new knowledge into innovations that make a real difference – to our communities, our economy and our planet.
Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025
The spirit of looking to the future to imagine and then realise possibilities is at the essence of the University of Newcastle: our motto is ‘I look ahead’.
We have a nationally recognised history of achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and actively pursues a "whole-of university" commitment to Indigenous collaboration.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to building a rewarding, stimulating and supportive place to work for each and every one of our staff members, as well as Indigenous collaboration.
Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed as a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
Committed to reconciliation
The University of Newcastle has a proud history of collaborating with Indigenous Australians. We are committed to Aboriginal reconciliation and to our responsibilities as educators in this process.
Governance and leadership
About the University
Dedicated to our core values of equity, excellence, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle is a globally recognised education institution committed to solving the world's greatest problems.
The Council and Executive Committee define and focuses the strategic direction of the University in line with our Strategic Plan.
Our management teams support collaborative planning, strategic decision-making and effective and transparent governance.
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
The Vice-Chancellor and President is the principal executive officer of the University and is responsible for educational and administrative affairs.
A game-changing collaboration aimed at reducing the risk of concussion in sport is set to transform the way footy is played.
A life purpose born from mother’s trauma
Every day in Ethiopia 27 to 33 women die due to birth-related complications. Teketo Tegegne has made it his life’s purpose to protect new mothers and future generations.
The next big thing in energy that’s already here – Hydrogen
Greenest ride? Why this hydrogen fuel produced from thin air and sunshine is sure to rev you up.
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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.