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Guided by our values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within our own regions, in Australia and across the globe. We are ranked in the top 200 of the world’s universities by QS World University Rankings 2021.

Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols more than 37,000 students from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on equity and developing our next generation of socially-oriented leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Our University has long been known as a champion of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Many of our courses are designed to integrate theory with practice, offering rich opportunities for real-life, hands-on experiences.

We are also a research-intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government and the community here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on the future, as we work hard to build our research capacity and maintain our position as a competitive destination for the world’s best researchers and global innovation leaders.

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Nancy Bird Walton preparing to fly a female Santa into north-west New South Wales in 1935. ©Royal Far West

Santa was a lady once — is it time to bring her back?

In Australia, between 1930 and 1950, women repeatedly stepped in to play the role of Santa. So the figure in the red suit could be gender neutral today.
Experts say encouraging physical activity should be a priority. Getty Images

Getting people more active is key to better health: here are 8 areas for investment

Being physically active is largely not an individual choice, but a result of what funds, spaces, places and opportunities are available to the individual and communities.

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