Newcastle University rises in global rankings

Bengaluru. September 06, 2017: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 place Newcastle University 175th in the world, up from its position of 190th in 2016. The University scored particularly highly in the research and international outlook components of the survey, ranked in the top 100 for its proportion of international staff.

ProfessorChris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President, Newcastle University, UK, said:“Our improving position in the latest Times Higher Education World UniversityRankings – our highest in five years – highlights the quality and globalimpact of our research inareas as diverse as health, culture, technology and the environment.

“It also reflects our commitment to delivering thebest possible environment for research and teaching, supported by our five-year£500m programme of investment. This sustained period of investment has improvedthe quality of our facilities on campus and brought an additional 400 membersof academic staff to Newcastle.”

The £500m portfolio ofprojects includes a £30m investment in new sports facilities and a £34mLearning and Teaching Centre with state-of-the-art learning facilitiesfor up to 2,200 students across three floors and a 750 seat auditorium.

This summer the University opened the £58m Urban Sciences building -the new home for the School of Computing Science and its 1,395 staff andstudents. Next year will see the completion of the £75.5m Park ViewStudent Village which replaces the former Richardson Roadaccommodation block to become home to 1,300 future students.

The latest rankings data sits alongside theUniversity’s strong performance in other international league tables, includingthe QS World University Rankings, which saw Newcastle move up to 161st in theworld, and the 2017 Leiden Ranking where the University moved up 9 places to105th globally.

TimesHigher">#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/scores">TimesHigher Education World University Rankings evaluate universitiesacross all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer andinternational outlook. The rankings guide encompasses 1,102 top universities inthe world, making it one of the biggest and most influential internationalleague table. The rankings draw on 195 separate data points, as well as 250,000items of reputation data and bibliometric data from Elsevier, based on almost62 million citations to 12.4 million research publications over five years.

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