Northumbria University

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The Northumbria University, University of Northumbria at Newcastle officially, is a public university based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.


The University has two great locations. The City Campus is located in the heart of the city of Newcastle and is divided along a central street in an eastern and a western part. The second campus is located about 4 km outside the city center and is named after the street on which it is built Coach Lane Campus. The curriculum extends from commerce to art and design, computer science, environmental sciences, engineering, medicine, sports science, sports psychology and pedagogy. In the academic year 2011/2012 29,300 students were enrolled. In addition, the University employed 3,210 employees.


The origins of Northumbria University are three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, founded by Dr. John Hunter Rutherford in 1894, the College of Art & Industrial Design and the Municipal College of Commerce. In 1969 these three institutions to Newcastle Polytechnic were combined. In 1974, the City of Newcastle College of Education of the Polytechnic was. The Northern founded back in 1880 under the name " Northern Counties College of Cookery and Household Management" Counties College of Education was added in 1976, and thus founded the Coach Lane Campus of the institution. In a final extension step was included in the School of Health, Community and Education Studies 1995 Northumbria College of Health Studies. As part of the nationwide process in which the polytechnics was renamed to the establishment of universities in 1992 was given the still officially valid name University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Since 2002, however, the University uses almost exclusively the name Northumbria University.

Structure of the university

The university is organized into four faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences with the areas Arts, Humanities, Media and Social Sciences
  • Northumbria Design
  • Newcastle Business School
  • Northumbria School of Law
  • Built and Natural Environment
  • Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Health, Community and Education Studies
  • Life Sciences

In addition, the Northumbria University maintains several service facilities such as student administration, university sports, dining halls or the data center. The university as in the UK is headed by the Vice Chancellor usual. This is currently Professor Andrew Wathey. He stands in front of the so -called " University Executive", which includes a total of 15 people. This also includes the boards of the four faculties.

Science and Research

The Northumbria University currently operates 21 research centers or clusters. These are:

  • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
  • Biomolecular and Biomedical Research Centre
  • Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre ( BPNRC )
  • Building Information Modelling ( BIM) Academy
  • Business Subject Groups
  • Centre for Collaborative Gerontology
  • Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies
  • Centre for Design Research
  • Centre for Environmental and Spatial Analysis (CESA )
  • Centre for Public Policy
  • Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (FUSE ) ( partner )
  • Communication, Library and Information Systems
  • Community, Health and Education Studies Research Centre ( CHESS )
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Engineering, Physics and Materials Science
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Astrophysics
  • Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science ( NUCFS )
  • Northumbrian Environmental Training Research Centre ( NETrec )
  • Sport Exercise and Wellbeing ( SEW)

In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, which is usually every five -yearly review of the higher education institutions in the UK, the University was mainly in the areas of " Nursing and Midwifery ", "Art and Design" and "History of Art, Architecture and Design" with 15 % of the work in the highest level " 4 * " posted good results. In the " General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering " and " Architecture and the Built Environment" 45 % of the work in the second highest level was " 3 * " classified. This landed the university at number 88 in the comparison of all UK universities.

University life

The central location of the City campus student life plays primarily in downtown Newcastle upon Tyne. The city on the river Tyne is mainly known for its remarkable bridges and its many galleries and museums such as the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, which are often used also mostly thanks to the free admission of the students. In addition, Newcastle has developed in recent years to a real party town with its many pubs, clubs and bars. To this end also contribute a total of about 50,000 students of Northumbria University and the neighboring Newcastle University. The student representation ( Students' Union) Northumbria University, NSU is short, extremely active. In addition to organizing numerous charitable activities such as collecting donations NSU also occurs as an organizer of countless parties. In addition it operates coffee shops, bars and nightclubs. In 2011, the NSU has been named best student representation in the country.

International Relations

The university maintains partnerships with 26 universities worldwide ( as of September 30, 2013 ). These are agreements to exchange studentischem, joint degrees and further cooperation. The 26 partner universities are:

  • Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China
  • Central University of Finance & Economics, China
  • HELP University, Malaysia
  • Hong Kong University SPACE
  • Mahsa University College, Malaysia
  • Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Shanghai University of Sport, China
  • VTC (SHAPE) Hong Kong
  • Xi'an Institute of Physical Education, China
  • St George 's University, Grenada
  • Accadis College, Bad Homburg, Germany
  • Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
  • Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France
  • Sport University Cologne, Germany
  • University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Hanze University Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Degli Studi di Roma Univerita (Foro Italico ), Rome, Italy
  • Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • INEFC, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
  • University of Minnesota, USA
  • University of Regina, Canada