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.


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

Dr Hannah Power

News • 28 May 2020

Faculty of Science researcher appointed to NSW Coastal Council

An experienced coastal scientist with a passion for environmental management, Dr Hannah Power from the School of Environmental & Life Sciences has recently been appointed as one of only seven members of the NSW Coastal Council.

News • 28 May 2020

Mathematicians forge on despite pandemic

While disruptions caused by COVID-19 are affecting conferences worldwide, mathematicians in the Faculty of Science are embracing cutting-edge technology to ensure important progress is not stifled.

News • 19 May 2020

Unique Women in STEMM scholarship program supports Early Career Researchers

In a first for an Australian university to help redress some of the systemic biases female academics face, the University of Newcastle has awarded fully-funded PhD candidate scholarships to six Women in STEMM Early Career Researchers.

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Upcoming events

Page of equations

Event • 3 Jun 2020 from 9:00am - 5 Jun 2020 until 5:00pm

Number Theory Online Conference

Bringing together researchers in all areas of Number Theory, CARMA will be hosting an interactive, online conference with participants across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.Conferences play a…

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