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University of Newcastle

Motto I look ahead
Established 1965
Type Public
Chancellor Professor Trevor Waring AM
Vice-Chancellor Professor Nicholas Saunders
Staff 2187
Undergraduates 17073
Postgraduates 5754
Location Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia ( 32°53′35″S, 151°42′7″E)
Campus Urban
Organisations IRU Australia
Website www.newcastle.edu.au

The University of Newcastle is a public university located in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. It was established in 1965. It was founded as part of a newer generation of universities which intended to depart from the traditional methods of the older universities of Australia. As such, the university prides itself in its unique and challenging core educational programmes that are delivered through five faculties: Business and Law; Education and Arts; Engineering and Built Environment; Health; and Science and Information Technology. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Nicholas Andrew Saunders (born June 26, 1946 - ) is an Australian academic who since 2004 has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Newcastle CBD Newcastle is the seventh largest and the second oldest city in Australia [1] and the second largest in the state of New South Wales. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU Australia) is a group of six leading Australian research-intensive universities. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Lady Justice or Justitia is a personification of the moral force that underlies the legal system (particularly in Western art). ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ...


The university has enrolled approximately 17,000 full-time students (including more than 14,600 undergraduates) and about 9,000 part-time students.


Historically, the university is known for its educational innovation which is, in part, due to a sharpened nexus between teaching and research and, partly due to its willingness to implement novel models and modalities of teaching which was displayed, for example, in pioneering the PBL system for its undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine programme- a system later mandatorily implemented by the AMC throughout Australia. The Centre for Teaching and Learning is facilitating and supporting the this pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. 1 PBL may stand for: Pablo Baños López Philippine Basketball League Problem-based learning Publishing and Broadcasting Limited Polski Blok Ludowy (Polish Peasants Bloc) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Bachelor of Medicine, abbreviated BM, is an academic degree denoting the degree obtained after studying Medicine at University. ...


The University of Newcastle is a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU Australia). Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU Australia) is a group of six leading Australian research-intensive universities. ...

Contents

New Identity

In April 2007 the University of Newcastle began a new branding strategy which includes a new marketing image, logo, website redesign etc. This is part of a five-year plan to create a new visual and academic identity for the University.[1]


Campuses

A walkway within the Callaghan Campus of the University
A walkway within the Callaghan Campus of the University

There are three main campuses, located at Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie. Additional campuses are located in hospitals across the Hunter New England Health Service and Northern Sydney Central Coast Health regions. Of most prominence are the extensive student facilities at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) based at Tamworth Hospital, and the student areas of Gosford Hospital. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1034x1080, 357 KB) Summary A walkway within the University of Newcastle, taken June 2006, own work. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1034x1080, 357 KB) Summary A walkway within the University of Newcastle, taken June 2006, own work. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Callaghan (postcode 2308) is a north-western suburb of the City of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. ... Ourimbah is a town on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, roughly 80 km north of the Sydney CBD. Lying both on the Sydney-Newcastle CityRail train line and the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway. ... Apartments in Port Macquarie at twilight - Hollingworth Street, Westport. ... The John Hunter Hospital (sometimes known as the JHH or more colloquially the John) is the principal referral centre and a community hospital for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Northern New South Wales. ... Newcastle CBD Newcastle is the seventh largest and the second oldest city in Australia [1] and the second largest in the state of New South Wales. ... Gosford Hospital is a 484-bed hospital[1] in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. ...


The largest campus at Callaghan sits on a 140 hectare, natural bushland site. It lies about 12 km from the centre of Newcastle. Some of its buildings have won national awards for architecture and sympathetic environmental management. The term bushland usually refers to an area that has only a sparse flora and fauna. ... Newcastle CBD Newcastle is the seventh largest and the second oldest city in Australia [1] and the second largest in the state of New South Wales. ... Section of the dome of Florence Cathedral. ...


The University of Newcastle also has a presence on three sites within the Newcastle C.B.D. The School of Music and Conservatorium is located in the Civic Theatre precinct, the School of Law, Legal Centre, and Graduate School of Business are located in University House, and the Newcastle Institute of Public Health is located in the David Maddison Building on the site of the Royal Newcastle Hospital (though this is likely to change when development plans for the site are realised). University House is a landmark art-deco sandstone building directly opposite Civic Park. Asheville City Hall. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ...


History

The University has its origins in the Newcastle University College of the University of New South Wales, first established in 1951 at the site of Newcastle Technical College. After considerable agitation at the local level, the fully autonomous University of Newcastle was established in 1965. The student body annually celebrates the anniversary of the institution's independence on Autonomy Day. Uniwalk is the main walkway stretching through the whole Kensingtion campus The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a university situated in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


In 1998, the University established a partnership with the Institut Wira, a Malaysian private business school. In 2002, Ian Firms, a lecturer at Newcastle, failed a large number of student papers from Wira for academic dishonesty, but his actions were reversed by the Newcastle administration and he was discharged. He then appealed to the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption, which supported his actions; the University eventually accepted the conclusions of their report. [1] Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise, such as on an exam or essay, usually committed by students. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Several places have organisations called the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). ...


In 2003, The University of Newcastle, together with five other Australian universities, (Macquarie, La Trobe, Flinders, Griffith and Murdoch), established Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA). Macquarie may refer to: Lachlan Macquarie, colonial administrator and Governor of New South Wales Macquarie Street, a street in Sydney, Australia Macquarie Dictionary, a dictionary of Australian English Macquarie University, a university in Sydney, Australia Macquarie Island, in the Indian Ocean Macquarie Bank, a Australian merchant bank This is a... La Trobe may refer to: Charles La Trobe (1801 - 1875), the first lieutenant-governor of the state of Victoria, Australia. ... There are many places with the word Flinders in their name. ... Griffith can refer to: People with the surname Griffith: Andy Griffith, American actor, writer, producer D.W. Griffith, American film director Emile Griffith, first World Boxing Champion Frederick Griffith who discovered a transforming principle, later shown to be DNA. David Griffith, an American writer George Griffith, writer Melanie Griffith, American... Murdoch can be any of the following: Murdoch, Western Australia—a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia Referring to Murdoch University in Western Australia Murdoch the Heavy Goods Engine - a character in the Thomas & Friends stories Notable people whose surname is or was Murdoch include: Iris Murdoch, a British... Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU Australia) is a group of six leading Australian research-intensive universities. ...


Forty years after obtaining autonomy, The University of Newcastle has developed a reputed history in their national and international university standings; ranked top 10 among the 38 universities in Australia by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University consecutively in 2005 and 2006, and 127th in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2005. In the following year, The University of Newcastle was ranked as one of the top 100 global universities (at rank 97th) in August 2006 by Newsweek International. Given there are more than 10,000 academic degree issuing institutes in the world, The University's rank represents the top 1% globally. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...

The Medical Sciences Builiding
The Medical Sciences Builiding

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (672x1008, 150 KB) Summary The Medical Sciences Building of the University of Newcastle, taken June 2006, own work. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (672x1008, 150 KB) Summary The Medical Sciences Building of the University of Newcastle, taken June 2006, own work. ...

Student body and organisations

The University has a student population of just over 26,000 (including part time students) as of 2006, including 4422 international students from more than 80 countries. Enrolment increased to almost 9% in 2005/2006 despite a national trend showing decreases in acceptance for university offers.


The university is widely recognised for its commitment to equity in education and consistently enrols more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders than any other Australian university. The university has also graduated more than 60% of the nation's indigenous doctors.


Students at the Callaghan Campus of the university are represented by the Newcastle University Students' Association (NUSA), the University of Newcastle Union Limited (UNU Ltd), Newcastle University Postgraduate Student Association (NUPSA); while students at Ourimbah Campus are represented by Campus Central. The Newcastle University Students Association (NUSA) represents undergraduate students at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. ...


The UNU is responsible for the social life of the university, as well as most of the commercial facilities on campus. It organises all the main entertainment events, usually performed at the University's two licensed venues, the Bar on the Hill and the Tanner Bar. Apart from (formerly compulsory) student contribitions, the UNU generates significant income from the stores, restaurants and bars on the Callaghan and city campuses.


NUSA and NUPSA are primarily advocacy organisations, representing students on a variety of issues from political activism to the internal organisation of the University. NUSA also produces Opus, the University's magazine written by and for students. Both these organisations have no commercial interests and are expected to come under significant strain when the effects of Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) become apparent. Voluntary student unionism (VSU) is a policy under which membership of – and payment of membership fees to – university student organisations is not compulsory. ...


Campus Central (Central Coast Campus Union Limited T/A Campus Central) is a single organisation looking after all the interests (commercial, sporting and advocacy) of students at the Ourimbah campus. Campus Central funds its operations from commercial revenue generated from its four commercial outlets.


Athletics

The Forum Sports and Acquatic Centre lies within Callaghan campus grounds, with sporting facilities that include an Olympic-sized swimming pool and one of the highest climbing walls in the country. It is the site of training for many international and national teams including the Sydney Swans AFL team and the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team.


The university itself counts some prominent athletes among its student cohort. In the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Newcastle's students won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal which places it at 15th place if it was entered as a country. The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... In political geography and international politics, a country is a political division of a geographical entity, a sovereign territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation and government. ...


In 2005, more than 370 students competed at the Eastern University Games in Tamworth and, the Australian University Games in Brisbane winning a string of gold and silver medals cementing its place as one of the top universities in Australia for athletics. Tamworth town centre Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire, England, located 27 km (17 miles) north-east of Birmingham and 198 km (123 miles) north-west of London. ... The Australian University Games is a prestigious competition held annually in September / October in multiple sporting events between teams fielded from a large number of Australian universities. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia. ...


The University of Newcastle is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly Universities (EAFU) which supports elite athletes by having a number of systems to ensure that there is sufficient flexibility to create a supportive environment conducive to the achievement of academic excellence.


Administration

Student Hubs

In mid 2006 The University of Newcastle introduced the concept of Student Hubs, restructuring the previously existing Faculty Student Services offices into 4 major points of contact for students to gain information and advice about their programs and general student administration.


The Student Hubs provide an environment for students to seek advice and aid in their daily schedule.


Shortland Hub includes staff from:

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Shortland Hub is located on Level 3 of the Shortland Union Building on the Shortland side of the Callaghan campus and contains facilities for computer use (including wireless access), printing and photocopying. The hub also contains the Hub Cafe and a University Memorabilia Shop. Access to information is readily available with Support staff situated on Level 3 in the hub. If further advice is required students will be referred upstairs to Level 4 where you can locate the Program Officers for many of the degrees on the Callaghan campus.


Hunter Hub includes staff from:

  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health

Hunter Hub is situated in the Student Services Centre on the Hunter side of Callaghan campus it contains similar services to the Shortland Hub and is located in one of the centres of administration at the university. Other departments located in the Hunter Hub include; Admissions and Enrolments, Exams and Graduation, Revenue, Disability Support Services, Scholarships and Nustar (Newcastle University Student Administration Records.)


City Hub includes staff from:

  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Law

Ourimbah Hub includes staff from:

  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Health

Faculties and Schools

The University has five faculties covering a wide range of available programs. The faculties are Business and Law, Education and Arts, Engineering and the Built Environment, Science and Information Technology, and Health.


Faculty of Business and Law

The Faculty of Business and Law contains the following schools:

  • School of Law
  • School of Business and Management
  • Newcastle Graduate School of Business One of the first universities to provide Master of Business Administration (MBA) course in Australia.
  • School of Economics, Politics & Tourism

EMBA redirects here; for the Mutation Mink Breeders Association, see American Legend Cooperative The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a masters degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. ...

Faculty of Education and Arts

The Faculty of Education and Arts contains the following schools:

  • Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  • School of Drama, Fine Art & Music (incorporating the Conservatorium)
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Science

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment contains the following schools:

  • School of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty of Science and Information Technology

The Faculty of Science and Information Technology contains the following schools:

  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Design, Communication and IT
  • School of Environmental and Life Sciences

The school of Environmental and Life Science offers teaching to undergraduate, honours and post-graduate students. The school is focused on five disciplines; Applied Science, Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Geography.

  • School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Faculty of Health

The Faculty of Health contains the following schools:

  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine and Public Health (the home of the University's Bachelor of Medicine program)
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Ourimbah Campus is one where services and infrastructure are shared between education providers. The partnership titled The Central Coast Campuses is a partnership of: This article needs to be wikified. ...

  • The University of Newcastle
  • TAFE-NSW - Hunter Institute
  • Central Coast Community College
  • affiliated with the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music

Notable Alumni

  • David Berthold, prominent Australian theatre director.
  • Jonathan Biggins, Australian actor, singer, writer and comedian.
  • John Doyle, Australian actor, broadcaster and comedian, better known as Rampaging Roy Slaven, one half of broadcasting duo Roy and HG with Greig Pickhaver.
  • 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.
  • Cheryl Kernot, former Australian Democrats leader and Australian Labor Party MP
  • Associate Professor Ian Kerridge, clinical medical ethicist and member of the Lockhart Review Committee on Australia's laws on stem-cell research.
  • Mikey Robins, Australian comedian and television personality.
  • Tony Vinson, prominent Australian academic.
  • Janeen Webb, author and critic.

David Berthold is a leading Australian theatre director. ... Jonathan Biggins (born September 16, 1960 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), is an Australian actor, singer, writer and comedian. ... John Doyle John Doyle is an Australian dramatist, actor, comedian and broadcaster who is half of Australian sports comedy duo Roy and HG, where he performs under his alter-ego Roy Slaven or Rampaging Roy Slaven. ... Roy and HG Roy & HG are a noted Australian comedy duo, with Greig Pickhaver, former Flinders University student politician, taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as Rampaging Roy Slaven. ... Actor and comedian Greig Pickhaver (also known as H.G. Nelson) is one half on the Australian sports comedy duo Roy and HG. The duo originally teamed up in 1986 for the Triple J radio comedy program This Sporting Life, which is still on air after 18 years and has... Cheryl Kernot (Pronounced Ker-no) (born December 5, 1948) is a former Australian politician. ... The Australian Democrats, who are often known simply as The Democrats in Australia, are a progressive social liberal party. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Mikey Robins (born December 8 1961) is an Australian media personality. ... Tony Vinson is one of Australias leading social scientists and outspoken[2] public intellectuals[3], an honorary Doctor of Letters in Social Work (honoris causa) from the University of Sydney, as well as being an Honorary Professor in the School of Social Work and Policy Studies at the University... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "A Tarnished Reputation: Australia's universities wrestle with criticism that they're cutting corners to attract foreign students" by David Cohen. Chronicle of Higher Education October 14, 2005. 52(8) A39 online version subscription required.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper that is a source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and administration. ...

External links

  • University of Newcastle
  • Wake Up! - The University of Newcastle Developing World Health Group
  • IRU Australia website
  • NUSA - The Newcastle University Students' Association
  • NUPSA - The Newcastle University Postgraduate Student Association
  • UNU Ltd - The University of Newcastle Union Limited
  • Campus Central - Campus Central
  • 50th Anniversary of University Education in Newcastle 1951-2001
  • Central Coast Campuses

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University of Newcastle, Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (786 words)
Of most prominence are the extensive student facilities at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) based at Tamworth Hospital, and the student areas of Gosford Hospital.
Students at the University are represented by the Newcastle University Students' Association (NUSA), the University of Newcastle Union Limited (UNU Ltd) and the Newcastle University Postgraduate Student Association (NUPSA).
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.
TEACH Inc. - University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (706 words)
The University of Newcastle is a comprehensive, international university and one of Australia's leading research institutions.
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Newcastle is the capital of Hunter, a region famous for its wines and some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia.
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