Newcastle University is a world-class research-intensive civic university. As a founding member of the Russell Group, it has a global reputation for academic excellence, innovation and creativity. The university plays a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of North East England.

Newcastle University was founded in 1963. Its origins can be traced back to the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834. It is a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts.

Today, Newcastle University welcomes more than 28,000 students from 140 countries. It offers over 200 undergraduate and over 300 postgraduate degrees to choose from. Students learn from academics who are at the cutting-edge of their discipline.

A critical part of its role as a civic university is to make a positive difference to the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the wider North East. With campuses in Newcastle, Singapore and Malaysia, Newcastle University also has a global reach. 

The University is committed to ensuring its research addresses some of the world’s key issues. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed Newcastle 16th in the UK for Research Power. The university has also received three prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for the quality of its research.

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