University of Newcastle (Australia)

The University of Newcastle is one of the top leading universities in Australia, with international reputation for academic and research excellence. It is ranked in Australia’s top 10 universities for research. The University also operates in Sydney and has a significant presence in Singapore.

The University has the following faculties: Business and Law, Education and Arts, Engineering and Built Environment, Health, and Science and Information Technology. It offers a wide range of courses in disciplines such as Fine Art, Modern Languages, Computing, Classics, History, Business, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sociology and Anthropology, Mathematics, Economics, Philosophy, Communications, and Tourism and Hospitality, and many more.

Notable alumni of the University include: John Bell (Founder of Bell Shakespeare Company), Cheryl Kernot (Former Australian Democrats leader and Australian Labor Party MP), Professor Sandra Eades (Australia's first Aboriginal medical practitioner and researcher to be awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy, and NSW Woman of the Year for 2006), etc.

The University of Newcastle is a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia.

Ranking Profile:

- The University of Newcastle is ranked among the world's top 400 universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking 2010).

- Ranked 617th in the world (Webometrics ranking of world universities, July 2010).

- Ranked 266th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2009).

- The Good Universities Guide to Postgraduate and Career Upgrade Courses identifies the University of Newcastle’s Indigenous participation with a five star rating.

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