The University of Newcastle continues to build its global reputation for being one of the world's most prestigious universities. For over 50 years, our outstanding educators have achieved a long list of accolades and our world-class researchers are recognised internationally for their contribution to many fields of inquiry. Our remarkable students continue to impress with stories of success within the region and on the national and world stage.
The University of Newcastle has a proud history of achievement that has led to strong outcomes in international university rankings. Together and as individuals, we are among the world's best.
See how our world-class uni ranks
QS World Rankings
First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings currently ranks 1,000 of the world's finest universities.
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list the best global universities based on core missions including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. THE World University rankings utilises 13 performance indicators to measure performance on the 5 core missions – Teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
- View the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- View the latest Times Higher Education Subject World Rankings.
Good Universities Guide
The Good Universities Guide rates the performance of Australian universities on a broad range of indicators and examines the educational experiences and outcomes of graduates. To receive five star ratings in any category, a university needs to score amongst the top 20% of higher educations in the category.
- View the latest Good University Guide results.
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
QILT surveys over 2 million students and graduates of different institutions and study areas to help inform student’s study choices.
- View the latest QILT data.
Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU)
ARWU considers every university that has any Nobel Laureates, Fields Medallists, Highly Cited Researchers, or papers published in Nature or Science. In addition, universities with a significant amount of papers indexed by Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) are also included. In total, more than 1,200 universities are ranked and the best 500 are published on the web.
- View the latest Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU).
- View the latest Academic Rankings of World Universities Subject Rankings.
Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative is an evaluation of research quality in universities by the Australian government.
- View the latest Excellence in Research Report.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.