The University of Newcastle, established in 1965, attracts students and staff of the highest caliber. It is ranked in the top ten Australian universities for research. The main campus is located about seven miles from the center of Newcastle in the suburb of Callaghan on more than 345 acres of natural bushland. A second campus is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales at Ourimbah, approximately 44 miles north of Sydney. The University’s size and its relaxed atmosphere offer an excellent environment for academic pursuits and personal development. University of Newcastle is known worldwide for its problem-based learning programs. Problem-based learning places students in small groups where they solve industry-based problems they are likely to face in their working lives. In other words, it gives them a purpose to learning.
Newcastle is Australia’s second oldest and sixth largest city (pop. approx. 500,000) located on the coastline about 105 miles north of Sydney and is well served by commuter service – train, bus, and air links. Newcastle combines a country setting with all the advantages of city living. A lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s coastline, Newcastle boasts wonderful beaches, a low cost of living, a very favorable climate, and a casual lifestyle.
Our teacher education program is the largest in Australia, and our medicine, engineering, law, science, architecture, and building programs are highly regarded by their respective professions. This is reflected in the outstanding employment rates for our graduates. Numbers in our professional postgraduate coursework programs are increasing and we are delivering highly successful off-shore programs, in teaching, nursing, engineering, construction management, architecture, science, technology, and business.
- Ranked in the top 10 research Universities in Australia by the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee
- Ranked in the top 100 Universities in the Asia-Pacific region by the Institute of Higher Education Shanghai Jiaohong University
- Five-star (top) rating in the Good University's Guide 2005 for: - Academic services provided to students - Life Support including computing services, bookshops, library services and general facilities for student life
- Commended by the Good University's Guide 2005 for: - Our strong leadership in a number of research areas particularly engineering - Being at the forefront of Problem Based Learning - The establishment of a innovative scholarship scheme - Our proactive approach to environmental sustainability. CRICOS: 00109J