A focus on the future

Whether it’s improving the health of people and communities, forging new connections, unearthing renewable energy solutions or driving growth and investment across our regions – our researchers are working towards a healthier, sustainable and connected future.

Outcomes that matter to our communities and our world

Outcomes that matter to our communities and our world

Our Looking Ahead Strategic Plan outlines four Engagement Priorities that guide our research, education and partnership efforts. By leveraging our unique heritage – and our academic and research excellence – we will create the ultimate test bed for innovation.

Better, healthier living

We will deliver better health outcomes and contribute to improving the wellbeing of our communities.

Connected communities

We will create a stronger, more inclusive society by collaborating with communities to build local capacity, social connectedness, and sense of belonging.

Next generation resources

We will bring the world closer to a sustainable future with solutions for the use of natural resources and the development of new energy technologies.

Growing Industries

We will harness our regions' innovative spirit and history of transformation to help grow our current industries and drive investment into future opportunities.

Join our research community

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.