The University of Newcastle, Australia

Challenging global perspectives

The School of Environmental and Life Sciences is committed to developing research and teaching skills that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving strategies.

From animal conservation work to human reproduction research, we are focused on developing solutions to the issues our planet, flora and fauna, and humankind face.

The fight for plastic free oceans

Emilee, a Bachelor of Science student at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast campus, has a vision of the world’s oceans free of plastic pollution.

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Study environmental and life sciences

Students in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences are taught by top academics and use world-class facilities while earning their qualifications. We also have strong connections to industry, which students can access through field trips and Work Integrated Learning opportunities.

Research

The School of Environmental and Life Sciences has developed an enviable reputation, with many of our researchers being recognised at both national and international level for their work studying our planet and life on it.

Latest news

News • 11 Nov 2019

What was happening to the climate 55 million years ago?

Climate emergency: Lessons from the Past?Professor Silvia Frisia, who leads a team investigating prehistoric climates, discusses the history of climate change with ABC Newcastle's Kia Handley.

A remotely operated vehicle underwater

News • 4 Nov 2019

New monitoring technique lets your Remotely Operated Device do the snorkelling

Researchers at the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University have found a novel way to remotely track fish in shallow water environments.

News • 1 Nov 2019

Proud to be a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion

The University of Newcastle is proud to be named as a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion by the Australian Academy of Science.

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Upcoming events

Event • 19 Nov 2019 at 9:00am

the Educator Network Showcase

Theme: Student Retention and Success19 November 2019(9am - 1:30pm)NeWSpaceThis event will be co-hosted by the Student Success Strategy Implementation Team. We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker…

Coastal and Marine Science

Event • 19 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Program Launch Newcastle

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about our diverse coastal and marine environments?The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites…

Coastal and Marine Science

Event • 21 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Program Launch Central Coast

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about our diverse coastal and marine environments?The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites…

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