University of Newcastle climbs global rankings

4 May 2022

The University of Newcastle continues to excel as a global leader, with new rankings recently released showing the university improved across every broad subject area.

The 2022 QS World Rankings by Subject assessed more than 1,500 institutions across the globe for their research quality, academic reputation and their international research network in five broad subject areas.

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The five broad subject areas are Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management.

The University of Newcastle improved across all five broad subject areas and also ranked in the top 200 universities for Engineering and Technology and Life Science and Medicine.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, AO, explained the results reflected the university’s dedication to improvement across all areas.

“The University of Newcastle is committed to being a world leader in education and research and to see our university rank so highly among world leaders reaffirms our position as a leading institution for the region.

“The university’s research and teaching in the discipline of minerals and mining remains among the best in the world, ranked twenty-nine. This includes Newcastle’s civil engineering courses which have also been highly ranked for educational experience.”

Nursing also maintained its position as a leader at the university, ranking 35th in the world.

“In law, an area that the university has focused on as an area of growth, we were pleased to rank in the top three hundred in the world, said Professor Zelinsky. “Students who attend our university can feel confident they are receiving a world-class education from experts in their fields.”

The QS World Rankings by Subject ranked 1543 institutions across 51 subjects in five broad subject areas. They analyzed over 14.7 million unique papers, producing close to 96 million citations in addition to global surveys of academics and employers.

About the University of Newcastle

Set on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s Pacific Ocean coastline, Newcastle is the only city in Australia where the central business district is positioned simultaneously on the beach and the harbour waterfront. The port entrance is home to Nobby’s Lighthouse and the Breakwater—both iconic imagery of Newcastle.

In 2017, the University of Newcastle moved its Faculty of Business and Law to the new $95-million, state-of-the-art NUSpace facility, right in the heart of the city of Newcastle. NUSpace harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience.

Canadians love that the university is in a city that is designed around Australia’s beautiful ocean coastline. The campus scenery is fantastic, with bushland, forests and duck ponds right on the doorsteps of the university’s classrooms. The city of Newcastle also offers a regional setting with many activities and a lower cost of living than other major cities in Australia.

Some popular UON programs for Canadians include lawnursingoccupational therapyphysiotherapy, and public health.


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