History of Newcastle University
The School of Medicine and Surgery, founded in 1834, and Armstrong College, founded in 1871, are Newcastle University's forerunners. In 1937, these two institutions merged to become King's College, which was part of the federal University of Durham. The Durham Colleges were the federal university's other section. King's College was known for pioneering regionally significant applied sciences such as geology, mining, naval architecture, engineering, and agriculture, in addition to giving education in core subjects like mathematics, science, arts, and literature. Newcastle University is renowned across the world at the time as a powerhouse of industrial activity, with a strong civic university serving as its intellectual basis. The federal university was abolished in 1963, and King's College became the modern-day Newcastle University upon Tyne, England, UK. Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and Association of MBAs have all given the university its seal of approval (AMBA). The university is a member of the Russell Group of the UK's research-intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 200 of most world rankings, and in the top 25 of most UK rankings. It is ranked 134th by QS, 78th by Leiden, #156 BY U.S. News and 146th by Times Higher Education globally in 2022, while nationally, it is ranked 42nd by the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, 37th by the Complete University Guide and 55th by the Guardian for 2022.
The institution is a red brick university and a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of research-intensive UK universities, with campuses in Singapore and Malaysia. The university is located near Haymarket in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is situated between the open areas of Leazes Park and the Town Moor to the northwest of the city centre. Having said that, the university is divided into three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Science, Agriculture, and Engineering. The faculties further have 19 academic schools, 13 research institutions, and 38 research centres. Around 175 full-time undergraduate degree programmes in a variety of subject areas, including arts, sciences, engineering, and medicine, as well as around 340 postgraduate teaching and research programmes in a variety of disciplines, are offered to students at the institution. In a nutshell, Newcastle University currently has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK.