At the University of Newcastle, our world-leading research and innovation creates new thinking, new ideas and new breakthroughs, not just in Australia, but around the globe. As a research-intensive institution, our Students and Researchers in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore, continue to address the world’s great challenges and to impress on the regional, national and global stage.
The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 1% of universities by QS World Rankings 2018. Thirteen 13 of our disciplines were ranked in the world’s top 200 by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessment, which awarded the University of Newcastle the highest possible ‘5’ rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top 8 Australian universities for research quality ‘well above world standard.’ The University ranks 11th in Australia for research income1. We are proud that our Researchers are among the world’s best.
Through our Creative Arts, Business, Law and Education (CABLE), Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) enterprises and Global Impact Clusters (GIC’s), our Researchers work across disciplines to solve the world’s greatest challenges and to drive innovation, business development, commercialisation and impact in the fields as diverse as energy, resources, food and water, better health, healthcare and treatment, future industries and strong cities, communities and regions.
For more than 50 years, we have made it our mission to deliver superior education to motivated and talented students from all walks of life. Our degrees are designed around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial approaches to study to develop the problem-solvers and innovators of the future. Our graduates are career-ready, globally competitive and prepared to meet the needs of the future Defence and Defence Industry workforce.
We’ve established strong partnerships with Government and Industry to drive innovation across areas of national and global significance. Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) deliver cross-disciplinary research which is translated into world-class innovation.
We’re transforming our region with the $95 million NeW Space – an education and research precinct and with the support of the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation program, the development of an Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) across the Hunter region, key of which is the Defence Security Aerospace-18 Hub (DSA-18 Hub), located at Williamtown, New South Wales, 2318.
1 Higher Education Research Data Collection 2015