We will be world leaders in Indigenous:

  • Health research
  • Education research
  • Global histories research
  • Language research


Our Indigenous staff representation will achieve parity for our region and will extend our position as the leading university in Indigenous staff participation across the country. We will employ and develop Indigenous academic staff across all faculties in the University.


Our Indigenous students and staff will be supported, increasing retention rates across all areas of the University.


We will work with Indigenous people and be guided by Indigenous knowledges to look after and promote country and culture. We will embed the use of traditional knowledge into our campus design and planning processes.

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.