Newcastle University: a World-Class Civic University

Newcastle was named one of the top civic universities in the country in the latest Times and Sunday Times University league tables.

Newcastle University's Student Services building positioned in the heart of Newcastle

The primary feature of a civic university is its sense of purpose – an understanding of not just what it is good at, but what it is good for.

A civic university sees itself as delivering benefits to individuals, organisations and to society as a whole. It means putting academic knowledge, creativity and expertise to work, to come up with innovations and solutions that make a difference.

At Newcastle University, our combination of academic excellence on the supply side and a range of regional and global challenges on the demand side, has led to a reinvention of the traditional idea of a civic university.

Find out more about Newcastle as a civic university

International connections map

We've mapped out some of the ways in which Newcastle University is making an impact on society globally.

International connections map 

View our international connections map.