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.
We stand tall on the international, national and regional stage as an institution leading the way in climate action. Our Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2025 is our roadmap to contributing to the solutions, through our operations, research and education.
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.
Surviving cyclones: meet the team safeguarding our island nations
Silipa Mulitalo had just started a new job as a meteorologist in Samoa when one of the worst cyclones to ever hit the country wreaked widespread havoc. Now, our research supports him to better protect his community.
Be Gentle on Yourself
In 2018, Australian country music icon Melinda Schneider suddenly found herself in the paralysing grip of depression. She writes of her experience and how she hopes to help other Australians find their way back from the brink.
Op shop funding cancer breakthroughs
Tucked away in Rutherford, New South Wales, lies an unassuming second-hand store whose dedicated volunteers have quietly raised millions for Hunter researchers combating cancer.
The greatest threat to Aboriginal Language
Identity. Belonging. Connection. Language grounds us. Dhanggati and Gumbayingirr man, Dr Ray Kelly, reflects upon the importance of Aboriginal Language to inter-cultural understanding and reconciliation.
Indigenous history grounds new Australians
How an unparalleled virtual glimpse into the world’s oldest surviving culture changed the course of one refugee’s journey.
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.