The University of Newcastle, Australia


Our research drives transformative innovation and impact. Here, you’ll find passionate researchers working at the cutting edge of their fields, committed to changing lives for the better and ensuring a thriving future for all.

No. 1 ? university in Australia for industry collaboration
Top 9 ? in Australia for research income (HERDC), $100.8M in total
95% ? of our research is 'at' or 'above world standard'
300+ ? industry partners

Driving research that matters

Through high-quality performance in health and medicine, science and engineering, and energy and the environment, the University of Newcastle has earned a reputation as a world-class research institution with far-reaching impact. In the humanities and the arts, we’re shaping culture in ways both broad and deep. And we’re one of the top Australian universities for Indigenous education and research.

Preventing fatal rock falls

Associate Professor Anna Giacomini studies the impact force of rocks, which has influenced the design of a new type of rockfall barrier.

Using machine learning to detect eating behaviours

Dr Marc Adam and his colleagues are developing groundbreaking user-centered technology to detect eating behaviors. This research is part of an interdisciplinary team with Dr Megan Rollo (lead investigator), Dr Shamus Smith, A/Professor Tracy Burrows, and Professor Clare Collins.

Learn more about our research impact

Partner with us

To partner with the University on cutting-edge research, contact the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation.

Work with us

If you want pursue a research career with us, visit our website for current opportunities and support programs.

Learn with us

If you’re considering a Higher Degree by Research, visit the Graduate Research section of our website.