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By on January 11, 2017

University of Newcastle

Name of Department

School of Architecture and Built Environment


Room A-102
University Drive
NSW 2308

+612 4921 6011

Official Focal Point
Dr Iftekhar Ahmed

Alternate Focal Point
Carrol Wood

Authority approving the partnership
Professor SueAnne Ware, Head, School of Architecture and Built Environment



Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.

We are ranked in the top three per cent of universities world-wide and we have only just turned 50.

Potential Collaboration Opportunities
There are three key areas with potential for collaboration:
1) Capacity building initiatives relating to UN-Habitat’s urban agenda. We would particularly be interested in combining our skills and resources in training activities that address urban risk and resilience in the Global South.
2) Research on the urban built environment, disaster risk and resilience. In partnership we would be able to seek funding, undertake research and disseminate through relevant channels. While this would benefit our school’s research records, it would also be an opportunity for UN-Habitat to benefit from our research expertise.
3) Development and promotion of teaching resources. The partnership will allow developing teaching resources for our school and we would also be able to contribute to and promote UN-Habitat’s initiatives such as the Global Lecture Series.
The above is not an exhaustive list, but an indication of the main types of collaborative activities that can be undertaken. The partnership would be a vehicle for consultation and dialogue to further explore a wide range of collaborations for mutual benefit.
Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Slum Upgrading
  • Safety
  • Resilience
  • Reconstruction
  • Housing
  • Gender
  • Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development

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