The University of Newcastle is committed to aligning our strategic priorities to the 17 SDGs and has benchmarked our strategic activity against them, providing a globally recognised framework to measure our impact.
Promoting prosperity while protecting the planet
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. Newcastle is a United Nations City, with the University of Newcastle being home to Australia's only United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and accredited International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL institute).
Our SDG Stories
National research centre opens to secure minerals for the future
The University of Newcastle has congratulated research and industry partners at today’s official opening of a $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence focussed on transforming the minerals industry and securing a low-carbon future.
Uni startup makes the list of Australia's Top 100 Innovators
University spin-out powering the renewables transition attracts significant venture investment and recognised nationally as top 100 innovator.
NHMRC awards $8.3m to Newcastle researchers to investigate global health problems
Three University of Newcastle researchers are set to analyse some of the world’s most critical health problems, supported by more than $8.3m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants.
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Our students, alumni, researchers, stakeholders and staff have all been united in their vision to see the University address environmental and social sustainability as a guiding principle of our activities. This vision has shaped and guided our core value of sustainability, which is at the heart of our strategic plan.
SDG Reporting and policies
SDG's and Looking Ahead
The University of Newcastle is committed to aligning our strategic priorities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG's and our Indigenous Commitment
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.
University of Newcastle Annual Report
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) Annual Report
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Annual Report
Policy Library is the authoritative source for the University’s policy documents including rules, policies, guidelines, schedule, procedures and associated information (codes of practice, legislation, website links, forms and other documents).
Research, Teaching and Partnerships for Sustainability
The United Nations encourage everyone to come together, governments, civil society, scientists, academia and the private sector, to achieve the sustainable development goals.
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.