GIRLS’ CHOICES SUMMER SCHOOL
Since 2007 has been inspiring young women in high school to pursue a career in the fields of maths and science.
More than 1000 girls from across NSW have experienced the weeklong residential program designed to share a wide range of study and career options with students.
STUART AND SONS PIANO
Unique construction and sound lauded around the world.
Resources of Newcastle Conservatorium and the Faculty of Science fostered the vision of Australian piano maker Wayne Stuart and demonstrated the University’s ongoing commitment to research engagement in the arts.
ENDANGERED LANGUAGES DOCUMENTATION, THEORY AND APPLICATION PROGRAM (ELDTA)
Responded to the current crisis of language extinctions by documenting and investigating the scientific significance of endangered indigenous languages of Australia, our Pacific regional neighbours, and beyond. A world-leading centre for research into Pacifi c island languages in particular.
HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
Emeritus Associate Professor Alan Barcan
UON conducted the initial systemic study into the history of Australian education. Professor Barcan’s book is considered seminal and the first comprehensive survey. An important feature is the inclusion of a chapter on Aboriginal education.
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF RESEARCH TRAINING AND IMPACT (SORTI)
Professor Allyson Holbrook
World leader in uncovering and understanding problems faced by students using higher-order problem-solving skills.
The group continues to influence attempts to provide systematic evaluation of research and research training internationally.
QUALITY TEACHING MODEL
Professor Jennifer Gore and Associate
Professor James Ladwig
Has impacted thousands of schools, especially in NSW and the ACT, and is transforming teaching practice and boosting teachers’ confi dence.
Professor John Biggs
Associate Professor Kevin Collis
Provides a framework for understanding the quality of student learning, allowing teachers to accurately identify the correct level of further instruction.
The Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy has been widely applied in educational settings and continues to be highly cited in educational research.
Emeritus Professor John Burrows
Internationally renowned application of computing to the analysis of literary style.
Provides insights and understanding of works by literary greats such Shakespeare and Jane Austen.
UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR – ECHOLOGY
Dr Philip Matthias
With numerous wins in national and international competitions, performances in many of the world’s great venues, and the release of eight CDs, Echology expands the role a traditional choir with its mix of music from the Renaissance to Radiohead and beyond.
Won Channel Seven’s Battle of the Choirs in 2008.
Judges from the World Choir Games in China in 2010 said “this choir can do anything!”
Established more than 40 years ago and unquestionably the leader in Indigenous education in Australia.
UON has more than double the sector average of enrolment of Indigenous students. At least 50% of Australia’s Indigenous doctors have graduated from Newcastle.
ESTABLISHMENT OF ENABLING PROGRAMS
Dr Brian Smith
Introduced in 1974 and showed an alternative pathway to a university education for people with ability and determination. One of the first of its kind in Australia, UON is now the largest provider of enabling programs and 45,000 students have used the Open Foundation.
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN EQUITY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
As a national leader in providing more opportunities for people to attend university, UON has established this research hub to focus on equity of access to higher education.
International Leadership Experience and Development was the fi rst extracurricular program of its type to be implemented by an Australian regional university.
Since its inception in 2008, the University has experienced a 324% growth in student outward-bound mobility.
CENTRE OF FULL EMPLOYMENT AND EQUITY (COFFEE)
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell
Developing new ways of understanding macroeconomic policy and providing widely respected quarterly labour market indicators.
Promotes research aimed at restoring full employment and equitable outcomes for all.
NUMBER 1 IN AUSTRALIA UNDER THE AGE OF 50
The University of Newcastle is ranked number one in Australia and number 28 in the world on the independent Times Higher Education’s (THE) list of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old. UK education ranking company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) also places UON as Australia’s number one university under 50 years of age.