Newcastle University dates back to the establishment of the School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834 and Armstrong College in 1871. In 1937, these two were combined to form King’s College. King’s College was renamed the University of Newcastle in 1963. More than half of the degrees offered by the university are professionally accredited by prestigious organizations like Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and Association of MBAs (AMBA). Currently, the university has three faculties: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Science, Agriculture, and Engineering, and Faculty of Medical Sciences.
Located in the middle of the city of Newcastle, the university campus is spread across an area of 50 acres. The campus houses a well-stocked library and the Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport. Campus for Ageing and Vitality carry out first-rate research into aging. Newcastle University Business School is situated near the St. James’ Park. The building of Newcastle Helix Urban Sciences is home to the School of Computing. Every building on the campus has world-class teaching and research facilities like spacious classrooms, hi-tech lecture theatres, well-equipped laboratories, huge libraries, and large conference rooms. The campus also provides excellent residential and catering facilities. The university also has international campuses in London, Singapore, and Malaysia. It is the first UK university to establish a fully owned international campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia which opened in 2011
Newcastle University offers several graduate and postgraduate degree programs in various fields of education like accounting, finance, agriculture, history, archaeology, architecture, sciences, business, engineering, computer science, medicine, pharmacy, economics, languages, arts, social sciences, journalism, law, mathematics, philosophy, and psychology. The university has plenty of reputed organizations and institutions as partners across numerous countries like England, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and the USA. The university’s Centre for Training and Career Support uses this international linkage to provide students with a global perspective and professional skills. The university also offers students many excellent employment opportunities.
Newcastle University has a vast alumni network with many successful and distinguished personalities associated with it. Funke Abimbola is an award-winning TV contributor, business leader, solicitor, public speaker, diversity campaigner, board member, and patron. Kate Adie is a well-known journalist and radio presenter. Michael Alderson Seminari is the director and co-founder of EcoSwell. Rowan Atkinson is a popular comedian, actor, and screenwriter best known for playing the character of Mr. Beans. Andy Bird is a British executive and film producer. William Butler-Adams is the Brompton Bicycles’ CEO. Simon Chinn is the co-founder of Lightbox, the founder of Red Box Films, and an award-winning British film producer. The university has many other notable alumni.