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Key Facts

  • Newcastle University is a Russell Group University
  • Ranked in the top 200 of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Achieved the best possible outcome - a Gold Award - in the TEF
  • Ranked 16th in the UK for global research power (REF 2014)
  • Ranked joint 26th in The Sunday Times 2017 Good University Guide
  • Educate North Awards 2016 University of the Year, Students' Union of the Year and winner of Employer Engagement Award
  • Amongst our peers Newcastle is:
    • Joint 15th in the UK for student satisfaction Student Experience & Teaching Quality (National Student Survey 2017)
    • Ranked 1st in the UK for Computing Science research impact, 3rd in the UK for Civil Engineering research power and 11th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences research (REF 2014)
    • Ranked 8th in the UK for Medical and Life Sciences research quality (REF 2014)
    • Ranked 3rd in the UK for English, and in the top 12 for Geography, Architecture and Planning, and Cultural and Media Studies research quality (REF 2014)
    • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) top 20 strategic partner
  • 94% of our students are in a job or further training within six months of graduating
  • We have a world-class reputation for research excellence and are spearheading three major societal challenges that have a significant impact on global society. These themes are: Ageing, Sustainability, and Social Renewal
  • Newcastle University is the first UK university to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia which opened in 2011
  • Our international students put Newcastle University top 20 in the world and top 5 in the UK (ISB 2016) of global universities for overall student satisfaction.
  • Newcastle University Business School is one of 21 Triple Accredited Business Schools in the UK