Visionary solutions for complex problems

Responding to the demand for graduates with quantitative and analytical skills, the School of Information and Physical Sciences (SIPS) prepares students and researchers to be visionary thinkers, exploring tomorrow’s big challenges today.

With STEMM disciplines continuing to grow at a rapid pace, SIPS sits at a nexus of these fields of study, creating integrated solutions to global problems.

World top 250 ? for mathematics
ERA 5 ? well above world standard for statistics research
100% ? of our STEMM research is ‘at’ or ‘above world standard’

Study information and physical sciences

The School provides a modern, relevant, and comprehensive learning experience, with graduates earning sought-after qualifications that lead to exciting career opportunities.

Research

The School undertakes excellent and impactful research, with our consistently high rankings being one of the strongest contributors towards the University’s international success and recognition.

Latest news

researcher with apple trees

News • 18 Feb 2021

Scientists unlock potential to yield “diet” fruit

A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.

Peter Lewis Illustration

News • 18 Dec 2020

Muscling RNA polymerase off the DNA

Researchers elucidate a unique molecular mechanism for efficient gene expression in pathogenic bacteria

The Gay’wu Group of Women

News • 18 Dec 2020

University of Newcastle author wins major literary award

Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.

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Upcoming events

NFH Water Security

Event • 15 Oct 2021 from 5:30pm - 16 Oct 2021 until 8:00pm

New Futures Hackathon for Water Security

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

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