Research priorities

Our Looking Ahead Strategic Plan outlines four Engagement Priorities that guide our research, education and partnership efforts.

These inter-connected priorities reflect the purpose-driven issues and opportunities our university has the capacity, expertise and civic responsibility to address. They also echo the challenges our industry and community partners are committed to.

None of our Engagement Priorities stand alone. They complement and intersect with one another, helping us foster the type of multidisciplinary collaboration that will deliver outcomes that matter to our communities and our world.

By leveraging our unique heritage, our track record of excellence and our Engagement Priorities, we’ll work with our partners and our regions to 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.

          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.