United Kingdom

Newcastle University

76 th
Computer Science 2017
=190 th
World University Rankings 2017
King's Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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Newcastle University, UK, is a thriving international community of more than 18,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students from over 130 countries worldwide.

As a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities in the UK we have a world-class reputation for research excellence in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities.

We focus our research on the profound challenges facing the world today. From combating age-related diseases, to protecting the environment and helping communities adapt in times of economic, political and social change, we aim to fulfil our mission of ‘Excellence with a Purpose’

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) placed Newcastle University 16th in the UK for Research Power and the vast majority of our research (78%) was assessed to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

We also 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.
  • 3rd in the UK for English, and in the top 12 for Geography, Architecture and Planning, and Cultural and Media Studies research quality
  • 4th amongst UK medical schools for Clinical Medicine research intensity

We have extended our reach beyond the UK by opening two branch campuses. In 2008, in partnership with the Singapore Institute for Technology, we opened our campus in Singapore and now offer six degree programmes supporting more than 700 students. With the opening of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) in 2011, we became the only UK university to establish a fully-owned medical campus overseas. NUMed delivers degrees in medicine and biomedical sciences to more than 500 students. 

Opened in September 2015, our newest branch campus, Newcastle University London, provides full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes for students from all over the world, with an initial focus on Business programmes.

Newcastle is among the top 20 universities in the country for our employment rate with 94% of our graduates going on to employment or further study, more than three quarters in graduate-level jobs. We are also one of the top 20 universities targeted by graduate employers in the UK. The 2016 National Student Survey found that 90% of our students were happy with their time at Newcastle and our international students put Newcastle University in the world’s top 20 (ISB 2016) of global universities.

Key statistics

  • 20,307
    Number of Students
  • 15.6
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 29%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 49 : 51
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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