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Quality and Reputation

Quality and Reputation

Our reputation for providing students with quality learning experiences and research opportunities has global recognition.

Newcastle University UK is a modern university with a rich tradition of scholarship. It has a proud record of service and a global alumni network. In addition, it is:

  • a Russell Group University that ranks in the top 20 in the UK for research power and student experience.
  • the first UK university to establish a fully owned branch campus for medicine and biomedicine in Malaysia

Quality

The Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education (QABME) framework helps to safeguard standards at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed Malaysia). Its application is important in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. The framework ensures training is monitored, maintained, developed and approved. It also ensures that the right outcomes in new doctors are being met. The QABME process involves evidence-based visits and an annual report from each school.

NUMed Malaysia’s MBBS also meets the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Code of Practice. It is also in alignment with QAA subject benchmarks. The last QAA review in 2016 commended our management of academic standards and quality of learning. The QAA awarded us a 'judgement of confidence' – the highest rating available.

Quality governance of the programme is also overseen by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

NUMed Malaysia is fully recognised by both the General Medical Council and the MMC. We adopt the published guidance on UK medical education delivered outside the UK available on the General Medical Council website.

International assessment recognition

Newcastle University UK has become one of 12 universities in the world to achieve five plus QS Stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds – the first international assessment of its kind.

More than 150 universities in over 35 countries have now signed up to the QS Stars rating system. The assessment system rates universities against pre-established international standards.

We are proud to have been awarded five stars in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Internalisation
  • Specialist Criteria
  • Employability
  • Facilities
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness

Our global ranking

Currently, Newcastle University UK has a global ranking of:

  • 134th in the QS World Ranking, published 2021
  • 66th in the Leiden Ranking 2021
  • 23rd in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings, published 2019
  • 178th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, published 2020
  • 182nd in the University Ranking by Academic Performance 2020.

The table shows our position in global rankings over the past decade. They typically measure various metrics relating to students, staff, research and teaching.

 201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022

QS World Ranking

127

126

129

127

162

168

161

141

146

152

134

122

Leiden Ranking (PP top 10%)

167

172

133

121

104

114

105

132

91

78

66

 

Times Higher Education

146

180

198

202

196

190

175

171

201-205

178

146

 

University Ranking by Academic Performance

149

155

161

159

198

203

200

200

185

182

176

 

Academic Ranking of World Universities

201-300

201-300

201-300

201-300

201-300

301-400

201-300

201-300

201-300

201-300

201-300

 

Webometrics

262

212

253

230

217

184

155

148

-

143

130