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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)

2308 University Drive Callaghan View map
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New thinking, new ideas, and new approaches to address the world's great challenges. 


At the , Australia, our students and researchers are inspired to bring new into the world. 

For over 50 years, the University of Newcastle has made it our mission to deliver superior education to talented students from all walks of life. are shaped around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial approaches to develop the problem-solvers and innovators of the future. 


With state-of-the-art facilities, including our newly opened $95 million New Space facility, the University offers innovative and inspiring approaches to delivering education across all of - Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore. With over 40,000 students, the University's learning community is vibrant and dynamic, offering students and researchers a world-class academic experience and a diverse professional, cultural and social learning environment.


The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 1% of universities by QS World University Content 2018. Thirteen of our disciplines were ranked in the world's top 200 by QS World University Content by Subject 2017. 


The University of Newcastle's world-leading research and innovation creates new thinking, new ideas and new breakthroughs, not just in Australia, but around the globe. We're proud that our researchers are among the world's best. The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the University the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality 'well above world standard.' 


We've established strong partnerships with government and industry to drive innovation across areas of national and international significance. Our flagship research institutes, the and the deliver cross-disciplinary research translated into life-changing innovation. 


At the University of Newcastle, we are committed to equity, excellence and social justice, and we are delighted that Jack Ma, Executive Chairman and founder, Alibaba Group and supporter of the University through the , shares our core values. 

"My foundation and the University of Newcastle share the same values ... supporting Aboriginal culture, equity, social justice, excellence, engagement, innovation, integrity and sustainability," says Jack Ma.


is the University of Newcastle's on-campus residential precinct at our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, with a range of facilities and living environments to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Awarded the , Student Living provides an unparalleled student living environment. Student Living are global leaders in student accommodation a reader unique ResLife program, 24 hour support services, facilities, customer-support initiatives and preferential living options.


Programs available

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Accounting & Finance

Business & Management Studies

Communication & Media Studies

Disaster management & preparation

Educational Studies

Health Science

Information Technology

Law / Legal Studies


Medical Studies

University Highlights

Total students - 12,367


International students - 3,263


Total faculty staff - 1,057


Total students - 12,367


International students - 3,263


Total faculty staff - 1,057

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