The Wollotuka Institute
The Wollotuka Insitute is committed to the advancement and leadership of Indigenous education at a local, national and global level. It also continues to draw strength from culture, communities and past journeys.
Since 1983, Wollotuka has played an important role in representing and supporting Indigenous Australians studying at university. Through its work, Wollotuka and the University of Newcastle more broadly are regarded as leaders in Indigenous education in Australia.
Wollotuka also stands alone from other higher education Indigenous units as an all-Indigenous staffed institute with its activities being overseen by an Indigenous Board of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Training (BATSIET) whose membership includes Aboriginal community representatives with skills and experience in Indigenous educational and community matters.
Wollotuka consolidates all Indigenous activities of the University under one strategic and operational body incorporating:-
- Teaching and Learning
- Research and Innovation – The Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Centre being the research arm of Wollotuka
- Student Engagement and Experience
- Community engagement
- Staff employment and development