The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle



Callaghan, Australia

Region: Oceania

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A message from The University of Newcastle


Newcastle Uni ranked top 3 per cent in the world

We're proud of the fact that we're in the top 3% of the universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.This means out of more than 9,000 universities in the world we are in the top 300.

These rankings highlight our strengths and research outcomes, the quality of our staff, the employability of our graduates and our international networks. They reflect the key pillars of what makes a world-class university in today's global landscape.

The University of Newcastle at a glance

37,450 students from
109 countries, educated and supported by
2,596 staff

World-class education

We attract high-achieving students who want to make a difference in the world.Our students have access to high quality programs, state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning teachers.

Our students give us top marks for teaching

The high quality of our teaching staff is recognised by our graduates who rate us in the upper quarter of Australian universities. Our graduates also give them an Overall Satisfaction rating of 82 per cent*.

Many of our teachers are leaders in their fields with national recognition, thinking outside of the box and inspiring our students to learn in new and innovative ways.
Australian Graduate Survey 2012

World-class research

The University of Newcastle is known for outstanding success in research.
Our researchers lead the world in fields as diverse as geotechnical science and engineering, energy and resources, reproductive biology, plant biology, applied mathematics, and health and medical sciences.

We are home to two leading research institutes – the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). Both institutes demonstrate our understanding of community needs and our successful and valued partnerships with industry, business and the community.

Our graduates get jobs

Having a degree from the University of Newcastle gives our students a qualification with lasting value. We produce successful, well-equipped graduates who are in demand.

Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of our bachelor degree graduates find a full-time job within four months of completing their qualification. The median starting salary for our bachelor degree graduates is $2,000 higher than the national average. Our highest earning first year bachelor degree graduates are engineers, with salaries as high as $67,000 per annum.
* Australian Graduate Survey 2011

A great environment for study

Our campuses at Newcastle, the Central Coast and Port Macquarie are situated in beautiful bushland settings and close to some of Australia's most prized beaches.