Established in 1965, the University of Newcastle provides innovative and leading-edge research and education to the world. Operating on two main campuses, the largest is set on a 125 hectare natural bushland site at Callaghan (just 12 km west of Newcastle’s Business District). The other campus is on a picturesque 80 hectare site, about halfway between Newcastle and Sydney, in Ourimbah on the Central Coast.The student population is 35,000, including about 3,000 international students form over 60 countries. The University employs close to 2,300 staff and offers over 150 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.With outstanding research and teaching facilities, well stocked libraries, award-winning buildings, a state-of-the-art sporting complex, shops and cafes, all within a natural bushland campus, the atmosphere at the University of Newcastle is relaxed and friendly.
The city of Newcastle offers a coastal landscape, surf beaches, historic sites and a vibrant nightlife.
The harbour waterfront is popular for locals and visitors with restaurants, parkland and waterfront attractions. In the city, you will find the coolest collection of cafes, restaurants and pubs. The climate is temperate with warm to hot summers and mild winters and Newcastle is only about 2 hours by train to Sydney.
University of Newcastle latest news
A (UON) academic has been recognised for his quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning, specifically for his leadership of the successful clinical program at the Newcastle Law School.
Mr Shaun McCarthy, Director of UON’s Legal Centre, has today been presented with a 2017 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, awarded by the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).
An advocate for innovative and multidisciplinary initiatives within the Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor, …
The (UON) continues to stand strong among the world’s best, ranking in the top 300 universities in the world, in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Now in their 14th year, the THE World University Rankings, evaluate universities worldwide across five key areas – teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
The 2018 THE ranking includes 1,102 of the world’s leading research universities, up from 980 from the previous ranking, …
A new project from the and Hunter Medical Research Institute is hoping to unlock whether sleep is the missing link in long-term, healthy weight loss.
Associate Professor Mitch Duncan, from the UON Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, has been awarded almost $60,000 from Diabetes Australia for a trial called Sleep, Move and Eat, aimed at improving the efficacy of behavioural weight-loss interventions.
“Many Australians have poor sleep health, which impacts on their ability to engage in physical activity and also their dietary behaviours,” Associate Professor Duncan explains. …
PhD candidate Stephanie Holm has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious Children’s Literature Fellowship from the State Library of Victoria.
Miss Holm, PhD candidate in the field of Natural History Illustration, will receive funding to develop a graphic novel exploring representations of Australian fauna and flora in early Australian children’s book publishing.
“I’m incredibly excited and elated to have this opportunity. Illustrating and books are two of my greatest interests, …
– Location and Lifestyle
Situated on the sunny East Coast of Australia, Newcastle is one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities – it attracts thousands of international students, every year. It has been ranked as the 5th Most Liveable City In The World by the Lonely Planet Guide (2011). Once you’ve experienced it for yourself, you’ll understand why.
Newcastle’s international students enjoy the area’s bustling culture, without the stress of more expensive Australian cities. …