A long and proud history
The University of Newcastle has a long and proud history as an innovator in educational outcomes and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are also the sector leader of Indigenous student enrolments and employment of Indigenous staff.
We've committed to build on our achievements. In doing so, we will strengthen collaborations and partnerships with Indigenous communities within our regions and beyond.
Leaders in the Reconciliation movement
We are leaders in the Reconciliation movement, and continually strive to provide a culturally responsive environment for our staff, students and community.
We are guided by relationships
We are guided by relationships and through the work of our local Indigenous communities.
The Wollotuka Institute
Committed to the advancement and leadership of Indigenous education at a local, national and global level.
The Office of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership
Responsible for driving a whole-of-University approach to Indigenous success.
Thurru Indigenous Health Unit
Providing national leadership in the provision of community responsive Indigenous health education.
Purai Global Indigenous History Centre
Integrating global and transnational analytical perspectives and frameworks with research on Indigenous and diaspora histories and other related histories of race.
Our University supports a Yes vote in the Voice to Parliament referendum
The University of Newcastle supports an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
Team Wollotuka blitz Indigenous Nationals, including award for most promising talent
Almost $3m grant secured for sector-first in Indigenous health research
2023 Reconciliation Award winners announced
The winners of the 2023 Reconciliation awards have been announced. The awards were created to recognise efforts in reconciliation and to create cultural safety for staff and students.
Australia-first research into First Nations and city planning
The Greater Cities Commission (the Commission), in partnership with University of Newcastle’s Wollotuka Institute and the Institute for Regional Futures, has today launched the Partnering with First Nations Communities in City and Regional Planning research report.
Papers of Newcastle Aboriginal activist to see the light of day: Stan Masterson Collection
Newcastle is well-known for its energetic trade unionism dating back to the 1870s, more obscure is their support for Indigenous activists fighting injustice, but all this is about to change with the digitising of the papers of the late Stan Masterton through the University of Newcastle’s Special Col
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.