History, Affiliations and Rankings
The School of Medicine and Surgery, founded in 1834, and Armstrong College, founded in 1871, are Newcastle University's forerunners. In 1937, these two institutions merged to become King's College, which was part of the federal University of Durham. The Durham Colleges were the federal university's other section. King's College was known for pioneering regionally significant applied sciences such as geology, mining, naval architecture, engineering, and agriculture, in addition to giving education in core subjects like mathematics, science, arts, and literature. Newcastle University is renowned across the world at the time as a powerhouse of industrial activity, with a strong civic university serving as its intellectual basis. The federal university was abolished in 1963, and King's College became the modern-day Newcastle University upon Tyne, England, UK. Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and Association of MBAs have all given the university its seal of approval (AMBA). The university is a member of the Russell Group of the UK's research-intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 200 of most world rankings, and in the top 25 of most UK rankings. It is ranked 134th by QS, 78th by Leiden, #156 BY U.S. News and 146th by Times Higher Education globally in 2022, while nationally, it is ranked 42nd by the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, 37th by the Complete University Guide and 55th by the Guardian for 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The institution is a red brick university and a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of research-intensive UK universities, with campuses in Singapore and Malaysia. The university is located near Haymarket in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is situated between the open areas of Leazes Park and the Town Moor to the northwest of the city centre. Having said that, the university is divided into three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Science, Agriculture, and Engineering. The faculties further have 19 academic schools, 13 research institutions, and 38 research centres. Around 175 full-time undergraduate degree programmes in a variety of subject areas, including arts, sciences, engineering, and medicine, as well as around 340 postgraduate teaching and research programmes in a variety of disciplines, are offered to students at the institution. In a nutshell, Newcastle University currently has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The majority of its undergraduate courses are ranked in the top 20 in the country by the Complete University Guide, with a number of subjects ranked in the top 10. In the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Newcastle University received the highest possible score — a Gold Award. Newcastle University is ranked joint 9th in Europe in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings. The university's library, according to the institution, is the only one in the United Kingdom to have received the government's Charter Mark for exemplary customer service five times in a row. In addition, the university's Cochrane Park sports complex served as a training ground for the teams competing in the 2012 London Olympics football tournaments at St James' Park. Newcastle University has a large alumni network that includes a number of successful and well-known people. Rowan Atkinson, Kate Adie, Bryan Ferry, Alexander Downer, and many others are among Newcastle University's prominent graduates.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Nearly 16,000 undergraduate and 5,600 postgraduate students from more than 120 countries are enrolled at the university. Individual characteristics and the variety that students bring to Newcastle are also valued. The university wants to make sure that no one is discriminated against because of their identity. It seeks to establish a positive, supportive atmosphere for everyone to fulfil their potential through its institutional EDI strategy and Equality Objectives, specific working groups, events, and initiatives. The university's commitment to diversity extends beyond its Equality Act and Public Sector Equality Duty obligations. Newcastle University is also a member of the Athena Swan Charter, with a Silver Athena Swan Award at the Institutional level and 19 school-level honours. The university is committed to fostering gender equality throughout the whole campus. Newcastle is also developing innovative methods to guarantee that it is LGBT and non-binary inclusive as a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion. Newcastle University has struck over 100 agreements with international universities that allow for reciprocal student exchange. Each year, it hosts a series of public talks called 'Insights' in the Herschel Building's Curtis Auditorium. The Herschel Annex houses several of the university's corporate partnerships with companies such as Red Hat.