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
The University is governed by the University of Newcastle Act 1989 (NSW) (the Act) and the University of Newcastle By-law 2005 (NSW) (the By-law). Section 6 of the Act defines the University's core object as "the promotion, within the limits of the University's resources, of scholarship, research, free inquiry, the interaction ofresearch and teaching and academic excellence". The Act specifies that the University must have particularregard to the needs of the Hunter region, the Central
Coast and surrounding areas.
In 2012, the Act and the By-law were amended by the Universities Governing Bodies (University of Newcastle) Order 2012 (NSW) (see also Appendix I: Legislative Change). This order gave effect to the Council's resolution to adopt the standard governing provisions enabled by the Universities Governing Bodies Act 2011 (NSW) and approved the new rules for the constitutionof the Council. The new standard provisions allow the Council to progressively adopt greater flexibility in its size, composition and mix of skills. As a result, a new composition of 16 members will be in place from 1 January 2013.
This Order was amended by the Universities Governing Bodies (University of Newcastle) Order (No 2) 2012 (NSW) to provide for the term of office of the elected staff and student members of the Council. The amendments to this Order also had the effect of amending the University's Act and By-law.
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The University at a glance in 2012
Full time equivalent staff
37,450 Student Enrolments
7,620 International Students
17,576 Commencing Students
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/2012.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