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    Newcastle University Rankings 2021: World-wise, Country-wise and Subject-wise Rankings

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    Newcastle University is a modern university with a rich tradition of students from more than 130 countries over the world. It has been ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK for research power and student experience. Newcastle University is known as a hub of research, teaching, and collaboration.

    Newcastle University is one of the members of the Russell Group and ranked among the top 200 world universities by QS World rankings. The reputed university ranking company Times Higher Education has listed it in the top 11 positions for impact ranking 2020. University was honored with the Outstanding leadership and management team category 2013-15. It was also shortlisted for ‘University of the year’ for its contribution to freedom city 2017, which was a year-long program on eve of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Newcastle University.

    The University is listed among the top 12 universities in the world and 4th university in the UK to obtain five-plus stars from QS Quacquarelli symbols. Newcastle University aims to provide advanced education and research to assist students to solve the problems of society effectively. NU has also its campuses in London, Singapore, Malaysia except for Newcastle which makes it a global university with diverse groups of students.

    Newcastle University Ranking Highlights

    • Ranked 11th in impact ranking university in the year 2020 by Times Higher Education
    • As per Times Higher Education, Newcastle University is ranked 178th in world university rankings in 2021
    • Ranked 21st in best universities ranking in the UK by US News
    • According to US News, it ranked in 65th in best global university in Europe

    Newcastle University Ranking in the World

    Newcastle University is listed as the first university which has established its own medicine and biomedical sciences campus in Malaysia. In the year 2020, University has achieved 178th position in the top world university ranking by Times Higher Education. Newcastle University has also ranked in areas of sustainable development and students’ satisfaction as it has 11th ranking in the world for commitment to sustainable development and has recorded overall 93% for student satisfaction. This satisfaction is based on employability and overall experience by different groups & communities of students.

    Here is a list of the world ranking of Newcastle University:

    • 182nd position in the university ranking by Academic Performance for the year 2020
    • 23rd rank in Times Higher Education Europe teaching ranking for the year 2019
    • 78th in the Leiden ranking in the year 2020
    • 166th best global universities by US News
    • 178th world university ranking by Times Higher Education
    • 152nd rank in QS World ranking published in 2020
    • Ranked among top 150 universities in the world by QS world university ranking

    The global ranking of Newcastle University from different institution is as following:

    Ranking Agency 2018 2019 2020
    Times Higher Education 171 201-205 178
    QS World Ranking 141 146 152
    University Ranking by Academic Performance 200 185 182
    Academic ranking for World Universities 201-300 201-300 201-300

    Newcastle University Ranking in the UK

    In terms of national ranking, Newcastle University was honored with Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework in the year 2017. This status is the highest quality level in the United Kingdom. This Gold status is granted to Newcastle University for its outstanding student outcome, learning environment, and superior teaching quality. It has also been awarded 12th ranking in people and planet university category in the UK.

    Newcastle University Subject-wise Ranking

    Newcastle University has gained a ‘World-leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’ reputation for its academic programs. It is ranked among the top 10 universities for the Fine Arts department, and research in the nation. As per REF (Research Excellence Framework) 2014, 83% of the research conducted at Newcastle University rated 3 and 4 stars. It also ranked 12th out of 67 in the United Kingdom for Media, Culture, Heritage, and Music research ranking.

    University provides numerous graduate and undergraduate programs in the field of Engineering, Health and care, Agriculture, Arts & Humanities, Social and Material Sciences, etc. Newcastle University is known for excellence and innovation in the Arts and research.

    This section brings together the subject-wise ranking of Newcastle University by different ranking agencies. Let’s have a look.

    Newcastle University QS Subject-wise Ranking

    Subject/Field Rankings
    English 3
    Geography 12
    Architecture and Planning 12
    Cultural and Media Studies 12
    Computer Sciences 1
    Civil Engineering Research Power 3
    Mathematical Sciences Research 11
    Clinical Medicine Research 4

    Newcastle University Subject-wise Ranking- US News

    US News is a recognized American company that publishes world news, ranking, and analysis for different universities and institutions. It has also published a subject-wise ranking for Newcastle University which is given below:

    Subject/Field Rankings
    Arts & Humanities 132
    Agricultural Sciences 185
    Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology 155
    Biology and Biochemistry 139
    Computer Science 200
    Chemistry 454
    Cell Biology 123
    Civil Engineering 97
    Clinical Medicine 119
    Chemical Engineering 185
    Economics and Business 133
    Electrical Engineering 190
    Energy and Fuel 139
    Engineering 196
    Ecology/Environment 201
    Geosciences 147
    Immunology 101
    Neuroscience and Behavior 57
    Oncology 136
    Public, Environment and Occupation Health 116
    Social Sciences and Public Health 130
    Material Science 369
    Microbiology 108
    Molecular Biology and Genetics 95
    Psychology/Psychiatry 174
    Social Sciences and Public Health 130
    Surgery 55

    University of Newcastle Miscellaneous Rankings

    Newcastle University is known as a hub of research, teaching, and collaboration. It has also a rich culture of scholarship/financial aid for its admitted students. Wide alumni network, gold status for Teacher Excellence Framework (TEF) & Research Excellence Framework (REF), and 152nd ranking for best university by QS world ranking in 2020 makes Newcastle University a top-notch university in the world.

    University has also won ‘Outstanding support for student award’ at Times Higher Education Award and national recognition at the leadership and Management Awards. It has also been selected for Outstanding contribution to sustainable development, innovation & excellence for Arts.

    Newcastle University has gained the following ranking from different ranking agencies:

    • Awarded 12th rank for the first class in the People and Planet University League 2019
    • Ranked 51st in the Guardian University league tables 2020
    • Honored 28th rank in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
    • NU ranked 23rd position in the Complete University Guide 2021

    Furthermore, in the year 2019, Newcastle University was the winner of the best student experience university. It also gained national recognition for several higher education awards from The Guardians.

    Taking into account all the rankings of Newcastle University, it can definitely be said that the university has a very good standing among the institutions in the UK and can be considered for higher education.

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