Northumbria University
Ranked 60 in UK
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Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.

The University has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today, by putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. We are ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes.  Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

We have a campus in London as well as Newcastle, and work in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries...

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Our ambition is to be in the top 30 of UK universities. Northumbria is transforming to become a new kind of excellent university. To achieve this transformation, between 2013 and 2018 we will:

  • Build global reputation, market position and revenue streams
  • Grow high quality research and use it to drive excellence in all of our activities
  • Maximise student and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Strengthen operational efficiency and effectiveness, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

 

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Key Facts
Year Established
1992