The University of Newcastle, Australia

Visionary solutions for complex problems

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

With STEMM disciplines continuing to grow at a rapid pace, MAPS 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 mathematics 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

Christchurch, New Zealand

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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News • 17 Jun 2020

Women more likely to drink alcohol than men during coronavirus lock down

Dr Sally Hunt from the Faculty of Science has been featured on the ABC explaining why research shows women were more likely to drink alcohol than men during the coronavirus lockdown

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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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