Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Where in world rankings is the University of Newcastle?

The University of Newcastle is pushing the fact that it is in the top 3% of universities in the world.

What this means is that the University comes in at number 298 in the QS world rankings.
It comes in between 278-300 in the Times Higher Education rankings.

It comes in at number 40 in the Times Higher Education independent ranking of the world’s best universities under 50 years old.

It comes in at 659th in the world for faculty student ratio.

Over the last six years, the University has actually fallen from number 215 in 2007 to the current number 298.

2012  41  268
2011  38.4  291
2009  46.63  266=
2008  45.2  286
2007  53.3  215

Let's stick to the whole picture, not the hype and oversell.


  1. We think the Uni's approach to its bad reputation, i.e. by dishonest marketing and boasting, is counterproductive and quite honestly, asking for trouble, given many of us know the skeletons in its cupboard and will not shy away from telling the truth about our hellish experience there.

    We will not stop our campaign for a single day as long as the bullies, plagiarists and corrupt people in senior positions there are still in positions of power.

  2. The university is lying to the public! Not the first time either.

  3. My personal experience there tells me that the University is a deliberate liar, it lies to students, staff, the media and the community. It should not be allowed to get away because it's a tax-payer funded institution and should be accountable to the public.

  4. MAny of us see the uni's claim of world class status as a desperate attempt to cover up what's really happening there.

  5. The University's ranking is falling significantly not rising!!!!

    Some statistical measurements when compared amongst other statistical measurements can produce vast errors in judgement if the two or more measurements are not linked.

    For example

    The University of Newcastle is the highest ranked university in the world

    *compared to other universities in NSW
    *statewide statistics may contain discrepancy in ratings due to lack of linear comparison points.
    *ranking system is the same worldwide.