Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of Newcastle, Australia
English Name: The University of Newcastle, Australia
Region: Oceania
Country/Region: Australia
Found Year: 1965
Address: University Drive

For over 50 years, the University of Newcastle has delivered education to students from diverse backgrounds, developed professional leaders, and harnessed the capacity of world-class research. Our 2025 vision is to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future through innovation and impact.


UON is ranked in the top 250 universities globally by both the QS World University Rankings 2017/18 and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2017. We have 13 subjects recognised in the world’s top 200 by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. This result highlights UON’s performance as a world-class research-intensive university and positions us in the top 10 of Australian universities (QS World University Rankings 2017/18).


No matter the degree, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at UON provide students with practical, real-world experience that is highly sought after by all employers. UON’s degrees are recognised both nationally and internationally, providing a unique mix of theory, with experience in a practical setting and links with industry.


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.


UON’s face-to-face learning environment is enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities and technology, including high-tech laboratories and digitally connected information hubs.


As a research-intensive university, we have established strong partnerships with government and industry to drive innovation across areas of national and global significance. Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) work with partners to deliver cross-disciplinary research translated into word-class innovation.


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 38,000 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.


UON Student Living is the University of Newcastle's on-campus residential precinct at our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, with a range of facilities and living environments to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Awarded the Asia Pacific Association for Student Housing award for Excellence in Student Experience, UON Student Living provides an unparalleled student living environment. UON Student Living are global leaders in student accommodation with our unique ResLife program, 24-hour support services, facilities, customer-support initiatives and preferential living options.


Voted as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities, Newcastle is a favourite for its relaxed coastal lifestyle, diverse nightlife, award-winning dining and arts culture. Newcastle boasts three coastal baths, a thriving small bar scene and a stack of local Australian designers. Smaller than Sydney, Newcastle is a favourite for those that move in search of a city vibe that isn’t overwhelming. The people are friendly, the beaches are postcard perfect and the coffee culture is taken seriously. 

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
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