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  • Newcastle University is rankedin the top 200 world universitiesby both the QS and TimesHigher Education universityleague tables. All students ratetheir experience of the Universityvery highly, ranking us 12th inthe world for satisfaction levelsin the latest InternationalStudent Barometer.

    Pioneering research is beingcarried out across a rangeof disciplines to improvepeoples lives, includingreducing cancers with aspirinand new drugs, invigoratingour rural communities, anddeveloping new technologiesto help older people retaintheir independence.


  • Newcastle University was founded on the principles of thecivic university, applying our expertise to addressing some ofsocietys most profound challenges. We focus on three majorissues Ageing, Social Renewal and Sustainability that impactnot just on Newcastle, but on the UK and the world.

    This year an interactive Lego exhibition, The Great North Build which brought town planning to life for 10,000 visitors of all ages launched our third societal challenge theme: Social Renewal.


  • The University is a major investor in the region and a foundingpartner of Newcastle Science City. To support this, the Universityis hosting the British Science Festival in September 2013.

    The Science Central development will breathe new life intoNewcastle city centre, attracting investors keen to co-locatewith our researchers.

    Our INSIGHTS Public Lectures series is one of the largest andmost distinguished in the UK. These and our LIVE LunchtimeConcerts are free and open to all, attracting over 18,000 peopleonto campus each year.


  • Newcastles international profile continues to grow withover 220 trainee doctors studying at our Medical Campus inMalaysia and almost 500 students at our campus in Singapore.

    A partnership with Loyola University in the US secured the firstdedicated Study Abroad Centre in the UK while our academiclinks with Xiamen University, China will see a new ConfuciusInstitute opening in Newcastle in 2013.

    Our partnership with INTO reached a milestone with the opening ofour new city-centre building home to 800 international students.


  • Homeandoverseas studentsHome Overseas Grand

    Undergraduate (UK&EU) Overseas Total Campuses TotalFull time 13,280 1,704 14,984 718 15,702Parttime 69 7 76 76Total 13,349 1,711 15,060 15,778

    PostgraduateFull time 1,826 2,350 4,176 4,176Parttime 1,237 187 1,424 1,424Total 3,063 2,537 5,600 5,600Total 20,660 718 21,378

    Distributionof studentsby facultyFull& SIT, NUMed, Grand

    Faculty PartTime Singapore Malaysia TotalMedicalSciences 4,452 228 4,680Science,AgricultureandEngineering 6,044 490 6,534HumanitiesandSocialSciences 10,164 10,164Total 21,378

    Distributionof staffNUIS, NUMed, Grand

    UK Singapore Malaysia TotalAcademic 2,256 21 29 2,306SeniorSupport 725 725AdministrativeSupport 1,046 1,046Specialist 460 460Operational 673 673Oseasnon-academic 8 39 47Total 5,160 29 68 5,257


  • Income (yearended31July2012)m $m

    FundingCouncilGrants 106.4 168.1Academicfeesandsupportgrants 116.4 183.9Researchgrantsandcontracts 86.0 135.9Otheroperatingincome 66.1 104.4Endowmentincomeandinterestreceivable 4.6 7.3Total 379.5 599.6

    Origin of new researchawards (yearended31July2012)m $m

    Researchcouncils 28.2 44.6EuropeanCommission 14.5 22.9UK-basedcharities 26.2 41.4Other 28.8 45.5Total 97.7 154.4

    Theconversionrateusedhere is1=$1.58(figuresmaynotaddupexactly,duetorounding).

    ResearchExcellenceNewcastle University is a member of the Russell Group, the associationof 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. We have one of thelargest European Union research portfolios in the UK and have researchlinks with many other countries. We have a proven track record of meetingthe most pressing societal challenges through socially relevant research.

    World leading or internationally recognised research was identifiedin all of our submitted subject areas by the Research AssessmentExercise (RAE) 2008, and we are ranked 17th in the UK for researchpower (according to the influential publication, Research Fortnight).

    The next official UK-wide research assessment is due to be publishedin December 2014 and preparation is well under way.

    Degreesawarded (academicyear20112012)Undergraduate 4,637Postgraduate 3,138Total 7,775

  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council(EPSRC) has positioned Newcastle among its top12 moststrongly funded universities in the UK. An Impact AccelerationAccount grant designed to bridge the gap between researchideas and commercial success has secured 1.4m.

    Use of the cutting-edge Biomarker Generator, the first in Europeand second in the world, will make a significant difference to thediagnosis and treatment of cancer and other serious diseases.

    Research Intensive

  • Our focus on Sustainability has seen us make major stridesinto reducing reliance on rare earth metals with the developmentof a novel motor for electric vehicles using steel.

    The geothermal borehole located on Science Central couldhold the key to a sustainable way to heat the site, hitting waterclose to 80oC.

    And tackling the impacts of climate change, our scientistsare more accurately measuring sea-level rises and mappingflooding hot-spots of the future.


  • The University is investing in academic and social spaces,including the refurbished Students Union and the newStudent Forum, to create a vibrant and welcoming campus.We have also pledged to give every student the opportunityof a work placement, internship or voluntary project.

    We have a generous package of bursaries, scholarshipsand fee discounts, including our Promise Scholarshipsoffering 9,000 a year to up to 20 UK students and ourwidening participation efforts are nationally recognised.


    9,000 per year

    20 scholarships


  • We are in the countrys top 20 for universities targeted bygraduate employers and for graduate employment.

    Our award-winning Careers Service supports the launch ofstudent companies and graduates who go on to be self-employed.

    A great place for sport, the University is in the top10 of theBritish University Colleges and Sport (BUCS) league.

    And our 100,000-strong global network of alumni fosters mutualsupport and connects us with every type and level of industry.

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