The University Of Newcastle (UoN)
The University of Newcastle (UoN) is an Australian public university that was established in 1965. The University’s main and largest campus is located in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle in New South Wales. The University also has campuses in Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore and Sydney CBD.
The university has enrolled approximately 15,256 full-time students and 15,080 part-time students (including more than 23,948 undergraduates).
Historically, the University of Newcastle Medical School has implemented the Problem-based learning system for its undergraduate, Bachelor of Medicine programme – a system later mandated for use by the Australian Medical Council throughout Australia. It was also the university that introduced Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) in the early 1990s. UMAT has since been accepted widely by different medical schools across Australian as an additional selection criteria.
The University of Newcastle is a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU Australia). Research produced by the Melbourne Institute in 2006 ranked Australian universities across seven main discipline areas: Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Science. For each discipline, University of Newcastle was ranked.