Newcastle University is a civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence. With nearly 6,000 staff and a turnover of more than £430 million it plays a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the north east of England.
Founded in 1963, with origins in the nineteenth century, more than 16,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students are now engaged in its excellent research-informed degree courses, learning from and working alongside academics who are at the cutting-edge of their discipline. Twenty-eight percent of students and academic staff are from overseas, and the university now has medical and engineering campuses in Malaysia and Singapore. A new London campus opens in September 2015.
The University received its third Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2013, for its long-term research and development of new strategies for the rural economy, having won twice before - in 2005 for innovative solutions to cleaning up minewater pollution, and in 2009 for its pioneering research in the field of ageing and health.
Newcastle was named one of the top civic universities in the country in the latest Times and Sunday Times University league tables. Newcastle University is a Russell Group University and we ranked joint 22nd out of 123 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and we have been awarded five QS Stars in 2015 for excellence.
Newcastle University is the first UK university to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia.