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QAA Quality Mark thumbnailNorthumbria 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...

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Our Vision

Vision 2025: Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

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Academic Departments

At Northumbria, students enjoy the very best education, taught by academics who are the experts in their field and have a passion for their subject. 

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Our Staff

Our students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject, whose teaching is shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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Our Partners

Northumbria works with business, cultural organisations, government and other universities to solve their problems, while giving a real world focus to our teaching, research and enterprise activity. 

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Our Facilities

Northumbria University has invested substantially in excellent facilities so that students have an outstanding experience during their time here.

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Leadership & Governance

We work as One University, underpinned by shared values and a robust governance structure, towards our vision to be a research-rich, business-focused professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

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Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

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