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Key Facts

  • Newcastle University is a Russell Group University
  • Ranked 134th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • Ranked joint 146th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022
  • Ranked 16th in the UK for global research power (REF 2014)
  • Ranked 23rd in Europe for Teaching Excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019)  
  • Awarded 5 QS Stars for Student Employability (2021)
  • Educate North Awards 2020: Winner of University of the Year, Students' Union of the Year and Employer Engagement Award. 
  • Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021 ranked Newcastle 15th in the world for its impact on society and leadership in sustainable development.
  • 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) tier 1 strategic partner
  • 94% of our 2017/18 UK full-time undergraduates progressed to employment or further study within 15 months of graduating. Graduate Outcomes Survey (15 months post-graduation) 2020
  • 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 campuses: in the UK, 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
  • Newcastle University Business School 'triple-crown' accreditation status places us among the top business schools worldwide