FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1963
2,824 Faculty Staff
Newcastle University is one of the United Kingdom's great civic, research-intensive universities and we exist for the public benefit to advance education, learning and research. Our Vision is to build on this core purpose to become a more globally inclusive institution, providing new knowledge and creative solutions that make a positive impact on the economy and society of our region, the UK and beyond. With comprehensive provision in a three-faculty structure - Humanities and Social Sciences; Medical Sciences, and Science, Agriculture and Engineering - we are recognized internationally for our work across several broad multi- disciplinary areas, including Ageing & Health, Cities, Culture & Creative Arts, Data and Energy, as well as for outstanding single disciplines.
Education for Life
The University can trace its origins to the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834. Today the University educates almost 28,000 students, of which 18,000 are undergraduates. International students comprise 27% of our total student population and represent more than 120 countries. They bring significant diversity to our university community and boost the regional economy by £115 million, supporting over 4,000 local FTE jobs.
Our educational philosophy is to give our students an education for life, through learning and extra- curricular opportunities. This dedication to providing outstanding teaching which supports exceptional outcomes for our students has resulted in the award of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold status and sustained excellent outcomes in student experience surveys including 89% satisfaction in the National Student Survey and 93% in the International Student Barometer. Our students are highly employable with 84% in graduate level jobs 6 months after graduation and the University consistently ranks among the Top 20 Higher Education Institutions targeted by graduate employers in High Fliers annual 'The Graduate Market' report.
We are developing a world-class innovation hub at Newcastle Helix – an investment of £350 million, the largest of its kind in the UK, and a joint initiative with Newcastle City Council-which is dedicated to cutting- edge research in the heart of the city and will enhance our contribution to the regional and UK economy.
In recent years, we have developed a global presence in three other vibrant locations: London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for knowledge exchange that we benefit from when developing partnerships, perspectives, innovations and solutions. Our aim is to develop these networks further and, through our Engagement and Place Strategy and our Global Strategy, increase the volume and strength of international connections with our region, the North East of England.
Research for Discovery and Impact
In 2016/17 the University's research income totaled £107.6m: £31.6m in Research Council awards, £36.2m from UK-based charities and £12.6m of EU Government awards.
Newcastle Helix will be home to two National Innovation Centers, one in Ageing and one in Data, benefitting from government investment of £35m. They will act as a focus for collaboration between industry, the public sector and world-leading academics to develop the skills, ideas and resources needed to tackle the multifaceted problems faced by a globally ageing population and to exploit the opportunities offered by the explosion in digital data. These, together with our research centers in energy and infrastructure will create a full-scale demonstration site in the heart of our City where business and communities can get involved in providing real-world solutions to the issues facing modern and growing cities. The University is also leading a £7m national research center for subsea and offshore engineering on the banks of the River Tyne. The Tyne Subsea Centre will be the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together industry and academia to create a world-class engineering research facility.