Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of Newcastle, Australia
English Name: The University of Newcastle, Australia
Region: Oceania
Country: Australia
Found Year: 1951
Address: University Drive

Established in 1965, the University of Newcastle (UON) is a world-class research and teaching institution, consistently ranking in Australia’s top 10 for research funding outcomes.

In 2013, the University has demonstrated strong performance across the major global independent league tables.

The 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankingsuon analytics link (THE) ranked Newcastle in the world’s top three per cent of universities, placing it in the 251-275 group of universities, up from 276-300 in 2012. Nationally, UON moved up two places since 2012 to rank ninth in the country, and Newcastle is now the highest ranked by the THE outside a capital city in Australia.

Times Higher Education rates institutions across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook and use 13 performance indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

In 2013, QS World University Rankings also placed Newcastle in the top three per cent of universities in the world, specifically at position 298.

Newcastle is equally proud to be a young university competing among the world's best.

Newcastle was ranked number 1 in Australia and number 28 in the world by the 2014 independent Times Higher Education's (THE) rankings of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old. Globally, UON has moved up 12 places on the list since 2013. The Times Higher Education '100 under 50' ranks dynamic young universities across five performance categories - teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

In the QS World University Rankings’ Top 50 under 50, Newcastle placed 31st on the list of the world's highest achieving universities under the age of 50.

Newcastle is home to more than 39,000 students, including over 7,600 international students. The University’s three primary campuses are in New South Wales - at Callaghan, 12 kilometres west of the city of Newcastle; at Ourimbah on the Central Coast; and at Port Macquarie, on the Mid North Coast. The University also has a Newcastle city precinct, a presence in Singapore in collaboration with our partner PSB Academy, and a presence in the Sydney CBD. 

Teaching and research at the University is across five faculties – Engineering and Built Environment; Science and Information Technology; Education and Arts; Business and Law; and Health and Medicine. 


Online postgraduate study at the University is delivered via GradSchool.  Recognised as a pioneer in the field of online learning, GradSchool has more than 4,000 students enrolled from over 100 countries and offers flexible learning with the freedom to study anywhere, anytime.


The University partners with the Hunter New England Local Health District and the community in the Hunter Medical Research Institute – the only major medical research institute in regional Australia. 


The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is located at the University’s Callaghan campus.  A world-class energy and resources facility on a scale unmatched by any university in the country, NIER is bringing together more than 300 University researchers to work with external partners in the areas of sustainable energy production and minimising energy use.


Newcastle is a recognised national leader in Indigenous education and leads the Australian higher education sector in Indigenous participation rates.  As one of the largest providers of enabling (foundation) programs in Australia and through our strong partnerships with TAFE NSW, the University offers multiple pathways for students to enter university. 


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