Northumbria University

Northumbria University (legally the University of Northumbria at Newcastle) is a UK public university located in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East of England. It has been a university since 1992, but has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1877.[6]

Northumbria University
Coat of Arms
MottoLatin: Aetas Discendi[1]
Motto in English
A lifetime of learning
Established1877 - Rutherford College of Technology
1969 - Newcastle Polytechnic
1992 - gained university status
Budget£255M (2019)
ChancellorTanni Grey-Thompson
Vice-ChancellorAndrew Wathey[2]
Academic staff
1,309 (2018/19) [3]
Administrative staff
1,375 (2018/19) [3]
Students28,325 (2019/20)[4]
Undergraduates20,455 (2019/20)[4]
Postgraduates7,875 (2019/20)[4]
Other students
220 FE[5]

54.9764°N 1.6080°W / 54.9764; -1.6080
CampusUrban and suburban
ColoursUniversity: Black & white
Northumbria Sport:
Sporting affiliations
Northumbria Sport

Northumbria University is primarily based within City Campus located in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre with other campuses based in Coach Lane, London and Amsterdam. It is organised into four faculties — Design and Social Sciences, Business and Law, Engineering and Environment and Health and Life Sciences. As of 2019, Northumbria has around 26,450 full-time students and 2,684 academic and research staff. It had a consolidated income of £254 million in 2018/19. Northumbria is a member of AACSB, the Association of Commonwealth, Universities UK and the Wallace Group.

Northumbria is ranked number one among UK universities in the Times Higher Education's Young Universities Rankings (2020).[7]

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