The University of Newcastle has been delivering excellence in education since it was established in 1965. With a focus on innovation and impact, UON is a global leader in the education sector, committed to creating brighter futures for its regions. Staff, students, and alumni of UON contribute to the community, wider Australia, and the world as a whole. As well as teaching and learning, world-class research is carried out at the university, with the purpose of transforming innovative ideas into tangible benefits for society. Academic freedom and professional responsibility are championed, with students encouraged to pursue ethical and rigorous learning across all disciplines. Off-campus, Newcastle offers a gastronomic creativity, diverse arts scene, and entrepreneurship normally reserved for larger cities. Students can enjoy a blend of fine-dining, surf beaches, and some of Australia's most historical architecture, all in a sunny climate and laid-back atmosphere.