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

Portrait of Professor Jenny Bowman

News • 3 Jul 2020

NHMRC funding set to address inequity faced by people with mental health conditions

Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

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News • 26 Jun 2020

Let’s fix Australia’s environment with any pandemic recovery aid – the Kiwis are doing it

New Zealand is pumping millions of dollars into environment projects as part of its COVID-19 recovery. Lachlan G. Howell, Associate Professor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rodger, and Dr Ryan R. Witt, from the Faculty of Science say Australia's recovery plan seems more destructive than reconstructive.

Jenna and friends in before a celebration at the Australian High Commission during her IndoGenius trip in Delhi

News • 19 Jun 2020

What can I do with a Development Studies degree? Empower communities at a human services agency

Wondering where a Bachelor of Development Studies can take you? Meet Jenna, who traveled extensively while studying and has since used her degree to empower local Western Australian communities to enable individual, family and community wellbeing.

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Upcoming events

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Event • 13 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Webinar: Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

Join Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff MacFarlane to learn more about the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free…

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