The University of Newcastle strives to make a distinctive difference in people and in society.
We prepare graduates who are lifelong learners, are sought after by employers and who contribute to society by being adaptable, critical and global citizens. We pursue outstanding scholarly teaching and research and we contribute to the intellectual, social, economic, cultural, sporting and environmental enrichment of our communities.
University Charter and Functions
After initially operating as a College of the University of New South Wales, the University of Newcastle was established in 1965 by an Act of the New South Wales Parliament in 1964, which was later replaced by The University of Newcastle Act 1989. The Higher Education (Amalgamation) Act 1989 provided for the amalgamation of the Hunter Institute of Higher Education and the Newcastle Branch of the State Conservatorium of Music with the University from 1 November 1989.
Under the Act, the University has the authority to adopt a By-law. The University’s current By-law was gazetted on 7 October 2005 and provides a legislative framework for the appointment of members of Council and their terms of office; the conduct of elections (where appropriate); functions of the Academic Senate; the establishment and operations of Convocation; making of rules by the Council and the Vice-Chancellor; graduates of the University, the term of office of the Chancellor and the use of the University Seal.
The University at a glance in 2010
Full time equivalent staff
5,166 international onshore
2,718 international off-shore
1,793 post-graduate coursework
122 research higher degree
$ 546 million
The structure of the University is prescribed in the University of Newcastle Act 1989 as follows:
Establishment of University
A University, consisting of:
- a Council;
- the professors and full time members of the academic staff of the University and such other members or classes of members of the staff of the University as the by-laws may prescribe; and
- the graduates and students of the University,
is established by this Act.
Incorporation of University
The University is a body corporate under the name of the University of Newcastle.
The structure of the University, including the organisational chart, is detailed in the University’s Annual Report which can be accessed via the University’s website at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/annual-reports/2010.html
University Organisational Chart
University Faculties and Schools
The University comprises five academic faculties and a total of 22 academic schools and research centres. The five faculties of the University are :
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Education and Arts
- Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
- Faculty of Health
- Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus Institution offering programs in a number of locations:
- Callaghan Campus, Newcastle
- City Campus, Newcastle, including the Conservatorium, Legal Centre and University House
- Ourimbah Campus, Central Coast
- Port Macquarie
- Rural Health and Rural Clinical School, Orange, Tamworth, Armidale, Taree and Moree
- Sydney CBD
- PSB Academy Campus, Singapore
- Hong Kong Management Association
Complaints and information Management
Government Information Public Access Act
Phone: + 612 49 21 5806
Fax: + 612 49 21 7151
The GIPA Act is regulated by the Office of the Information Commissioner
Phone: 1800 463 626
Fax: 02 8114 3756