Newcastle University, UK, has been ranked among the world’s top universities by an influential Higher Education guide
New Delhi, September 03, 2020: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings place Newcastle joint 178th in the world, a rise of more than 20 places from its position in 2019. Areas where Newcastle University scored highly include: International Outlook, which measures the proportion of international staff, proportion of international students and the scale of international co-authorship (ranked 114th globally) and for Citations (ranked 126th).
Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President, Newcastle University, UK, said: “There are many ways of assessing our value as a University, and World Rankings are only one measure that can be used to assess the quality, impact and reputation.
“Nevertheless, our strong position in this influential guide is one of the signals of the quality of our research, teaching and employer reputation. I would like to thank academic and professional service colleagues for their hard work and for helping our students to develop the skills needed by employers, especially against the backdrop of this challenging period.”
The latest rankings results are consistent with the University’s strong performance in other international league tables, including the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which ranked Newcastle 11th in the world for its impact on society and leadership in sustainable development.
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Times Higher Education World University Rankings evaluate five strategic Higher Education areas: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. The latest rankings guide encompasses 1,527 universities in the world.
Newcastle University, UK, is a thriving international community of some 27,750 students from over 130 countries worldwide. As a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the UK, Newcastle has a world-class reputation for research excellence in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) placed Newcastle University 16th in the UK for Research Power and most of our research (78%) were assessed to be world-leading or internationally excellent. Newcastle University is honored with a Gold Award - in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is known for research-led teaching delivered by dedicated and passionate teachers (TEF). Newcastle University is also ranked:
- 1st in the UK for Computing Science research impact, 3rd in the UK for Civil Engineering research power and 11th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences research.
- 3rd in the UK for English, and in the top 12 for Geography, Architecture and Planning, and Cultural and Media Studies research quality
- 4th amongst UK medical schools for Clinical Medicine research intensity
Newcastle University is also among the top 20 universities in the country with the employment rate of 94%.
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