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Regional Partnerships


Regional Partnerships

Through regional partnerships, we have a positive impact on the city of Newcastle and the north-east of England.

We have a strong tradition of working for the public benefit. Through the co-creation of knowledge with partners we seek to strengthen this further.
Our Engagement and Place Awards take place once a year. They showcase how the benefits of our research and teaching go beyond the University.
As a civic university, our regional engagement is integral to ensuring that our academic and professional activities have economic, social and cultural benefits.

Collaborative Newcastle

Collaborative Newcastle brings together:

  • the NHS
  • local government
  • higher education
  • voluntary and community sector

We work creatively to support everyone across the city in:

  • Health and Care
  • Growth and Prosperity
  • Net Zero Newcastle

Find out more about Collaborative Newcastle.


Place-based policy making

At Newcastle University, we lead Insights North East, a partnership between the University and:

  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • North of Tyne Combined Authority
  • Newcastle City Council

The partnership aims to build a shared understanding of the knowledge and data within each partner organisation. This is then used to enable regional policymakers to better address the needs of local communities.

Arts and Cultural Organisations

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a regional museum, art gallery and archives service. TWAM is supported by the four local authorities in Tyneside and our University.

Two venues are based on our campus:

  • Hatton Gallery
  • Great North Museum: Hancock

Find out more about our cultural venues.

Great North Museum: Hancock

Creative Fuse

Creative Fuse North East brings together expertise from the region’s five universities. This supports the vibrant, dynamic, and fast-growing Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector. It will help to ensure that the creative and digital economy becomes more resilient and grows faster. In turn, this will help to create more and better jobs for the region.

Wor Culture

We facilitate the Wor Culture forum for the region. It is a place for:

  • discussing issues relating to the culture and creative sectors in the North East
  • contributing to shaping its future in the region

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners is one of eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK. It brings together world-class research, education and clinical practice from:

  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria

The partnership works across the region:

  • supporting prevention
  • improving health outcomes
  • generating economic growth through collaborative partnerships and programmes

Supporting business growth and innovation

The beginnings of our University are tied to the booming industry of the region in the 1800s. Our responsibility to support local business remains with us today.

We have strong partnerships with global corporates that have a presence in the region including:

We have several programmes for key sectors including:

  • our Arrow programme. This provides innovation support to regional small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • a leadership development programme for small business owners called Captured. This is provided by the Newcastle University Business School
  • our National Innovation Centre for Ageing and National Innovation Centre for Data also deliver region-specific support programmes

We’re also creating new companies. Built from cutting edge research, the companies:

  • create high value jobs
  • draw investment to the region

The Northern Accelerator scheme is a partnership across the region’s five universities. It is central to the creation and growth of new companies.

Learn more about the Northern Accelerator scheme.