he University of Newcastle (UON), informally known as Newcastle University, is a public university in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1965, it has a primary campus in the Newcastle suburb of Callaghan. The university also operates campuses in Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore, Newcastle CBD and Sydney CBD.
Historically, the University of Newcastle Medical School has implemented the problem-based learning system for its undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine program – a system later mandated for use by the Australian Medical Council throughout Australia. It pioneered use of the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) in the early 1990s. UMAT has since been accepted widely by different medical schools across Australia as an additional selection criteria.
The University of Newcastle is a member of Universities Australia and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Rankings and Reputation
Research produced by the Melbourne Institute in 2006 ranked Australian universities across seven main discipline areas: Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Science. For each discipline, University of Newcastle was ranked:
|Discipline||R 1||No.||R 2||No.|
|Arts & Humanities||15||38||14||38|
|Business & Economics||20||39||26||38|
- R1 refers to Australian and overseas Academics’ rankings in tables 3.1 – 3.7 of the report.
- R2 refers to the Articles and Research rankings in tables 5.1 – 5.7 of the report.
- No. refers to the total number of institutions in the table against which University of Newcastle is compared.