Northumbria University

Address: Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST


Telephone: 0191 232 6002

Vice Chancellor: Professor Andrew Wathey

Distinguished historical roots in Newcastle dating back to the 1870s. Research judged ‘world-leading’ in eleven out of twelve of the subject areas submitted to the 2008 RAE with the largest overall improvement in RAE rating of any university in the North of England. Educates the largest number of postgraduate students of any university in the region, in the top 10 for PGT nationally, with the best graduate employment record in the region. Programmes attract accreditation from 50 professional and statutory bodies.  Among the most successful universities for graduate employment with over 92.3% of graduates in work or continuing education. More than 200 graduate business start-ups in the past 5 years. Top 10 institution nationally for the recruitment of students from outside the EU.

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