The Wollotuka Institute values its links with Indigenous communities and with the wider Australian and international communities.
We are proud of our record in Indigenous higher education, innovation and engagement, which has been driven by relationships with the Indigenous community and through the work of the Wollotuka Institute.
Our staff foster these links by committing time and resources to visiting Indigenous communities, by contributing expertise to boards and committees, by undertaking collaborative research, by presenting papers at conferences, by hosting public lectures and by sponsoring international visits.
We are the sector leader in terms of Indigenous student enrolments and the employment of Indigenous staff and commit to building on this strength and extending our collaboration and partnerships with Indigenous peoples of our regions and beyond.
Our alumni are one of a kind. Backed by a world-class education and the unique Newcastle experience, our graduates are tackling the world’s greatest challenges.
Engaging with our community is an intrinsic part of Wollotuka. Our dedication to excellence, equity and engagement allows us to be a leading advocate and driving force in higher education.
Here at the Wollotuka Institute, we are doing our bit to support language rebuilding; through an online learning hub we are calling ‘Muya Banggii’ which translates as ‘breath flying’ as articulated by Dr Len De Silva - a Gumbayngirr man from Northern New South Wales.
This strategic plan is of our regions and for our regions. Our University, its cities and regions have always been looking ahead. 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’
The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Leadership (OISL) is located within the portfolio of the Vice-Chancellor’s Division and is responsible for driving a whole-of-university approach to Indigenous success through the Indigenisation of curriculum, working with the University to increase reconciliation activities, building an Indigenous workforce and supporting the development of community driven research and Indigenous researchers.
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.