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.
Read more about Newcastle University's role as a civic university.
The Impact of a World-Class Civic University
'The Impact of a World-Class Civic University' features interviews with some of our leading academics. The case studies show we apply academic knowledge to come up with solutions that make a difference.
Download The Impact of a World-Class Civic University (PDF: 1.2MB).
We've mapped out some of the ways in which Newcastle University is making an impact on society globally. View our international partnerships map.