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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)

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Australia
#=207
Public
Very High
12,347
Yes
1,064
2,336

Overview

At the University of Newcastle Australia, our students and researchers are working to solve the world’s great challenges. 

For over 50 years, we have made it our mission to deliver superior education to talented students from all walks of life. Our degrees 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, offer innovative and inspiring approaches to delivering education across all of our locations - Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore. With over 37,000 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 207 in the world by QS World University Rankings 2020. Seven of our subjects were ranked in the world's top 150 by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. 

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 Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) 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 Jack Ma Foundation, shares our core values. 

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

We offer quality on-campus student living facilities to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Awarded the Asia Pacific Association for Student Housing award for Excellence in Student Experience, our Student Living team offers 24 hour support services and a unique ResLife program to make students feel welcome, included and comfortable in their new home. 

University Highlights

Total students - 12,347

15%
85%

International students - 2,336

55%
45%

Total faculty staff - 1,064

529
535

Total students - 12,347

15%
85%

International students - 2,336

55%
45%

Total faculty staff - 1,064

535
529

Scholarships

Yes
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