Louella-Houldcroft Newcastle University

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Louella HouldcroftActing Director of Corporate Communications

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a public research university in the North-East of England. The university aims to be a world-class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Newcastle University’s origins can be traced back to two colleges; the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834, and Armstrong College, founded in 1871. After time spent as part of several different establishments, such as a faction of the federal University of Durham, Kings College, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the university finally became known as Newcastle University in 2006.

Newcastle University has been a member of the World 100 Reputation Network since 2016.

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Newcastle University has a high focus on international partnerships, creating strategic research relationships with Australia’s Monash University and the Netherlands Groningen University. They also have connections globally; India, America, Malaysia, China, Japan and Brazil.

All our partnerships help us to further joint research, provide a way of developing our students and high-quality staff and give us an international profile in key parts of the world.

Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global)

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Advancing knowledge, providing creative solutionsand solving global problems


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Newcastle has a world-class reputation for research excellence. As a member of the Russell Group, the association of leading research-intensive UK universities, they strive for excellence with impact; with their Neuroscience, English Language and Literature and Computer Science research being rated as amongst the leading departments in the UK.

Newcastle University has one of the largest European Union research portfolios within the UK, and the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 puts Newcastle at no. 16 in the UK for research power.

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