Northumbria University is a UK public university located in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East of England. It has been a university since 1992, but has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1877.
Northumbria University is primarily based within City Campus located in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre with other campuses based in Coach Lane, London and Amsterdam. It is organised into four faculties — Design and Social Sciences, Business and Law, Engineering and Environment and Health and Life Sciences. As of 2019, Northumbria has around 26,450 full-time students and 2,684 academic and research staff. It had a consolidated income of £254 million in 2018/19. Northumbria is a member of AACSB, the Association of Commonwealth, Universities UK and the Wallace Group. Northumbria is ranked number one among UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s Young Universities Rankings (2020).
|Times / Sunday Times (2022)||57|
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|Teaching Excellence Framework||Silver|
In the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008 some research in nine of twelve areas submitted was described as “world-leading”. In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, Northumbria was one of the UK top 50 for research power and the university which had risen fastest up the rankings.
Reputation and Rankings
Under Vice Chancellor Andrew Wathey, Northumbria University has climbed to 27th place on The Guardian University league tables.
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking (2021) places Northumbria University in the 351-400 range.
In the 2014 REF, along with Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, humanities and arts subjects were the best scoring Units of Assessment.
Northumbria is ranked number one among UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s Young Universities Rankings (2020).