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

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

JTDs pitching

Event • 29 Apr 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Pitching

Hear from founders and business leaders throughout the region as we explore the art of pitching.

Funding Roadmap

Event • 3 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Funding Roadmap

Find out first-hand what opportunities are available to bring your new product, process or service through the phases of “explore – experiment – accelerate – scale” right here in the Hunter.

Jennifer Holland

Event • 5 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Jennifer Holland (Throat Scope)

Join us at Startup Stories for an engaging session with one of Australia’s brightest medtech CEO’s and local Newcastle entrepreneur as she shares her insight into building a world-class company and scaling it across the globe.

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