The University of Newcastle is a prominent educational institution located primarily in Callaghan, a subdistrict of Newcastle, New South Wales. The massive complex is spread across multiple districts within the surrounding region and offers five faculties encompassing 12 different schools. The Times Higher Education has consistently ranked this prestigious institution in both country and world divisions.
The university boasts extensive sporting facilities including six sporting ovals, an aquatic centre and sports courts. The University of Newcastle Library offers multiple buildings spread across different campuses, highlighted by the AuchmutyLibrary and the Huxley Library with their rare books and archives. In addition to education, the location embraces a plethora of research attributes, including the prominent Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources and Hunter Medical Research Institute.
Cycling is a popular form of transportation around campus. Two bus stops provide access via public transit, including one on University Drive and one just outside of the Design Building and the Mathematics Building. The train network routes to Warabrook Station on the Hunter Line. There is limited parking on campus, and the university provides a shuttlebus for student transit as well.
Innovative Research Universities Australia was constructed as a conglomeration of the University of Newcastle along with other Australian universities including Macquarie, La Trobe, Flinders, Griffith and Murdoch. The University of Newcastle now persists as a predominant educational institution with repeating recognition by Times Higher Education Supplement.