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Newcastle University placed in top 150 of world's best universities

Newcastle University has been ranked in 146th equal position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-12 (THE) climbing six places from its position in last year’s survey. It also places Newcastle equal 56th in Europe.

The University is in the top 50 for 'international outlook' which looks at the proportion of overseas students and staff, as well as the proportion of research papers published with international co-authors.

The THE league table comes on the back of last month’s QS world rankings which placed Newcastle in 127th position.

This latest data also supports Newcastle University’s strong performance in this year’s UK league tables which saw Newcastle ranked 12th in the country by The Sunday Times 2011 Survey.

Phil Baty, editor of the World University Rankings, said: "Our table of the top 200 represents approximately the top one per cent of higher education institutions worldwide, so securing a place within it is an outstanding achievement.

To do so, a university must score highly across our full range of indicators, and indeed Newcastle University performed consistently well throughout, enabling it to improve on an already impressive 2010-11 position. 

In an increasingly competitive international field, and with the 2011-12 rankings including some significant new entries, I would like to offer my personal congratulations to Newcastle University on an exceptional result."

This year, Newcastle University was also rated 5th in the UK for employability of its graduates, 10th in the UK for student satisfaction and in the UK’s top 12 for research power in Science and Engineering among its peer group.

Link to full information on Times Higher World Rankings website.

published on: 7th October 2011