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Key Facts

  • Newcastle University is a Russell Group University
  • Ranked in the top 150 of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • Achieved the best possible outcome - a Gold Award - in the TEF
  • Ranked 16th in the UK for global research power (REF 2014)
  • Ranked in the top 10 in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings
  • Ranked joint 21st in The Times and Sunday Times 2019 Good University Guide
  • Educate North Awards 2018: Winner of University of the Year, Students’ Union of the Year, External Relations Team of the Year (joint winner) and Student Experience Award.
  • Educate North Awards 2016 University of the Year, Students' Union of the Year and winner of Employer Engagement Award
  • QS Reimagine Awards 2017: Overall award for enterprise and silver award for sustainability 
  • Achieved 86% overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey
  • Amongst our peers Newcastle is:
    • 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 2nd in the UK for Research Impact in Earth Systems and Environmental Science (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
  • 95% 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 our pioneering academics strive for excellence with impact. Our high-quality academic work is responsive to large-scale societal needs and demands.
  • Newcastle University has four campuses: in Newcastle, London, Singapore and Malaysia. It is the first UK university to establish a fully owned international campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia which opened in 2011
  • The International Student Barometer Autumn 2017 results demonstrate a high level of satisfaction among students from around the world, with 93% of respondents stating they were satisfied with the University overall.
  • Newcastle University Business School is one of 21 Triple Accredited Business Schools in the UK