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

A network exhibiting 'zero-dimensional' symmetry

News • 23 Nov 2020

Four Newcastle researchers selected for funding boost

University of Newcastle researchers have received more than $1.6m in grants from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Dr Adam Fahy

News • 20 Nov 2020

COVID-19 face shield team wins AFR Higher Education Award

The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

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Upcoming events

RA GAP

Event • 25 Nov 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am

Grant Accelerator Program: Finesse your Grant Proposal [Project Description]

Join this session to learn how to craft a captivating project description as part of your grant application.

Building a board

Event • 25 Nov 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Building a Board

Hear from founders and seasoned board members as they share their experience building their first board or joining an existing board, and the pieces of knowledge they wish they’d known back then, followed by networking to help attendees join the dots for potential future collaboration.

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