Centre of Excellence for

About us

The University of Newcastle (UON) is proud of its reputation for being an institution not only of excellence but also one that embraces equity. Through the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE), the University is committed to developing an agenda that brings equity practice and research together (praxis), and in doing so, provides a robust suite of multidisciplinary research and practice to offer leadership in equity both nationally and internationally.

Since its establishment in late 2014, CEEHE has played an instrumental role in delivering research outcomes that benefit the long-term strength of UON and the sector in delivering education to a diverse range of students.

Our highly collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research will have a significant impact on how universities attract, retain and nurture students from diverse backgrounds. The outcome will be the creation of systems and practices that will provide new ways of working with students and communities from historically under-represented backgrounds to support access to and participation in higher education and lifelong learning.