Teesside University

Teesside University

Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BA
01642 218121
Vice Chancellor
Professor Paul Croney


With roots going back to 1929, Teesside University has a proud tradition of meeting the needs of key industrial sectors such as engineering, petrochemicals and, more recently, the digital sector. Today it is one of the UK’s leading employer-facing universities, with its business start-up programme launching over 300 new enterprises in the last decade. It is also a national leader in promoting R&D-focused Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and its innovative DigitalCity Fellowship scheme has helped graduates launch over 100 new digital enterprises. Teesside’s pedigree in this area saw Secretary of State Dr Vince Cable MP proclaim Teesside as “Britain’s Best University for Working with Business” in 2011 and in 2013 Teesside University was announced as the recipient of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for excellence in higher education at a world-class-level.

The University is highly regarded for its specialist courses in areas such as digital media, animation and computer games design; criminology, policing, forensics, fraud management and crime scene science; health and social care; engineering; and leadership & management. Its niche provision is designed to meet specific employer needs, with many professionally accredited programmes encouraging a real-world problem-solving approach.

Teesside University has invested £200m on the campus in recent years to provide top class facilities for students, businesses and the local and regional community. In early 2014 work started on a brand new flagship £20m teaching facility at the heart of the campus.

The University attracts students from all over the world and in the 2014 International Student Barometer (ISB), overseas students ranked Teesside’s library, as well as its careers service and language support, as the best in the UK. Teesside University has consistently been ranked in the top 10 for overall international student satisfaction.

Teesside has five research institutes focusing on key areas of research strength at the University. The applied research undertaken at the University is designed to have a significant impact and work has been classified as “internationally excellent” and “world leading”.

Teesside was the first modern university to be announced as the winner of the Times Higher Education’s UK University of the Year Award in 2009/10 with judges singling out its commitment to working with communities and businesses, making it ‘the public benefactor par excellence’.



Recent news from Teesside University

24 February: North-East's biggest digital showcase coming to Middlesbrough
One of the biggest showcases of digital talent in the North-East will be coming to Middlesbrough next month.

22 February: Students put their business skills to the test
A drive to recruit more female firefighters is just one of the exciting projects Teesside University students will be working on as part of the brand new Business Clinic.

21 February: Students create the right recipe for success
A group of Teesside University food science students have been putting their skills to the test, creating products for one of Europe's leading food processors.

21 February: Computer games art student Selina set for San Francisco
Computer games art student Selina Peart-Pearson is off to America after securing a place at a global event - come to our Open Day this weekend to find out more about opportunities to broaden your own …

20 February: Hannah's life-changing trip to Cambodia
Journalism graduate Hannah Dodsworth spent a life-changing six months in Cambodia where she worked as a media intern helping at-risk women - visit our Open Day this weekend to learn more about …

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