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

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

News • 14 Sep 2020

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.

Inspiring Communities Through SMART Programs

News • 14 Sep 2020

Inspiring Communities Through SMART Programs

The SMART the community engagement program with the know-how to inspire, inform and involve young people in STEM. For 21 years, the University has been opening young people’s minds to the questions and curiosities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is (STEM) through its ground-breaking SMART (Science, Maths and Real Technology) program.

BIOMES Mandala - Featuring 9 stunning images of local biodiversity, 8 threatened, and one not yet threatened. Which is which? What is common today might be threatened tomorrow? How do we think about common species in the landscape. Created by Rachel Klyve

News • 4 Sep 2020

Taking conservation to the community through art

An exciting new event is taking the science of conservation out of the lab and into the community, using the power of art.

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Upcoming events

Event • 4 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm - 30 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

Biomes Exhibition

Your Place on the Planet. Come and explore the region’s unique biodiversity through the beautiful collision of the arts and the sciences via our virtual exhibition for Biodiversity month.

Sustainable impact

Event • 14 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: Create Sustainable Impact

Take advantage of this professional development opportunity where you will learn how to utilise the 'lean startup' process and why the Business Model Canvas or the Mission Model Canvas is key to sustainable impact.

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Event • 16 Sep 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Innovation with Industry: Preparing for Industry / End-user Meetings

Join us for this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.

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