For over 50 years, the University of Newcastle (UON) has delivered education to talented students from diverse backgrounds, developed professional leaders of the future and harnessed the capacity of world-class research to foster innovation and deliver impact in its regions and across the world. Our 2025 vision is to stand as a global leader, distinguished by our commitment to equity and excellence and create a better future for our regions through innovation and impact.
UON is currently ranked in the top three per cent of universities globally by both the Times Higher Education and QS world rankings of universities, and has 14 subjects recognised in the world’s top 200 by QS.
We have a sector-leading reputation for supporting students from diverse backgrounds to access higher education and achieve great outcomes. Our degrees are structured to ensure that our graduates are globally competitive and career-ready. Approximately 95 per cent of our undergraduate programs include work-integrated and experiential learning. This approach has been well received by our students, who voted us in the top ten of Australia’s universities for quality teaching, graduate satisfaction and for developing skills valued by employers.
Our three main campuses are located on the beautiful New South Wales coast – at Newcastle, the Central Coast and Port Macquarie – and our presences in Singapore and Sydney are growing rapidly. With over 40,000 students, UON’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.