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Who We Are

We exist to advance education and research and to help society tackle the many challenges it faces.

Inspiration and innovation

As a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive Universities, we’ve been working to understand our world since 1834.  

We push the boundaries of knowledge through innovation and creativity. Ranked as a Global top 110 University, our research and teaching are world leading. 

We have three campuses in Newcastle, Singapore, and Malaysia. Our 27,000-strong student community is drawn from 145 countries. Our community of over 250,000 alumni are creating outstanding impact around the globe. 

We educate for life. We’ve nurtured generations of students to play their part in building a society that’s better, stronger, and fairer.  

We’ve developed a global network of strategic industry partners and employers. Our collaborations are providing ideas and solutions of economic, social and cultural benefit for our world. 

We are a University of Sanctuary. We promote a culture of welcome, engagement and safety for people fleeing persecution and violence.  

From Newcastle. For the world. 

Our strengths

Our strengths include ageing and health, data, cities and place, one planet, culture and creative arts. 

Through our work we're advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and tackling global challenges. We're committed to ensuring there’s enough for everyone, forever.

 

See our case studies in action

Meet Alexander, who beat cancer at the age of six with the support of the pioneering work of our researchers.

Meet Ako, who documented and shared his lived refugee experience in Iraq through photography.

Meet Chloe, who has benefited from our researchers' pioneering drug discoveries to treat her rare kidney disease.

Meet Lucy and Jenny, who live on a play street - exploring how communities are transformed by playing outside regularly.

Meet Emma, a sixth form student who’s incredibly passionate about science and outer space.

About Newcastle

Global
At Newcastle University we aim to create a strong international community, experience, reputation and impact.
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Regional partnerships
By collaborating with regional organisations we are tackling some of the challenges that society faces closer to home.
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Widening participation
Working closely with schools and community groups we are encouraging more people to join us on our mission.
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Facilities and equipment
We have excellent facilities for research, conferences and supporting fledgling businesses.
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Our people
Our people are leaders in their field who provide an outstanding experience for our students.
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Global locations
With campuses in the UK, Singapore and Malaysia, we are truly global.
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