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At Northumbria University, Newcastle we empower the innovators, visionaries and change-makers of the future.

Research-rich, business-focused and professional, we have a growing international reputation for outstanding academic research and teaching.

Northumbria University is among the top 150 universities aged 50 years or under in the world (THE World University Rankings) and was shortlisted for Times Higher Education University of the Year Award 2017.

Northumbria University’s research academics collaborate with students, alumni and international partners to carry out world-class research, tackling tomorrow’s challenges today. Together we are fighting disease, helping people live longer, protecting our planet and transforming lives. We are making a remarkable impact on the world.

We encourage academics to pursue new thinking and forge new partnerships through a multidisciplinary approach to research. We provide a supportive, networked community, attracting some of the best researchers from around the world.

Our pioneering research is set within a real-world context. Impact is at the heart of our work.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Northumbria University ranked top 50 in the UK for research power, demonstrating the biggest rise in research power of any UK university. We attract impressive research partners such as Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Nissan, Kellogg’s and the NHS, and have a track record in securing research funding nationally and internationally.

With a Silver award in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Northumbria University delivers high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students in a research-rich learning environment.

We are committed to providing targeted and effective support to students to ensure they achieve their full potential. We offer a range of academic, support and wellbeing services, graduate start-up and careers assistance, as well as outstanding facilities and resources.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for graduate start-up businesses, based on turnover. Since 2009, Northumbria has supported the development of more than 200 graduate companies which employ over 1,000 staff and have a combined turnover of more than £80 million.

We are equipping our students to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on and to lead the way forward in a changing world.

Northumbria University

*Statistic info from Times Higher Education (THE)

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Impact Ranking 2020

Young University Ranking 2019


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