India September 26, 2016: Newcastle University, UK has been ranked in the UK’s top 200 universities by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017.
Published today (22nd September) by Times Higher Education, Newcastle University is placed at the 190th position in the World University Rankings, rising six places from last year. Newcastle University has achieved strong results across a number of categories, including international outlook, teaching, research, industry income, and citations.
Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University, said: “We are pleased to have moved up in the table and to be ranked among the best universities in the world.
“It is particularly encouraging that this latest ranking recognises Newcastle’s strengths in research citations and also in our International Outlook which assesses the global nature of our staff and student community and the links we have with global partners.
“Of course, different league tables measure different things and they assign different weightings to the various measures. We always advise students to look at as many of the league tables as they can and check whether the table measures the topic that they are interested in. In relation to student satisfaction, this year’s National Student Survey showed that 90% of students are happy with their time here, placing us joint 12th in the UK, and the International Student Barometer Survey, which measures the opinion of international students, scored Newcastle University 93% for overall satisfaction - one of the highest in the world.”
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. This year's ranking includes 990 universities from 79 different countries, compared with the 800 universities from 70 countries in last year's table.
Anubhi Khandelwal a student persuing her M.Sc Automation and Control at Newcastle University, said: “The teaching quality on my course has been excellent. All lecturers are very passionate about their research area, and therefore deliver this clearly and enthusiastically in lectures. They are also happy to help and are very approachable if you need them.
“There is a huge list of clubs and societies that you can join and there is something for everyone. They are a great opportunity to socialise and meet new people from different courses and backgrounds with similar interests to you, whilst being involved with something you’re passionate about.”
Newcastle University continues to perform well in independent student surveys. Last year, the University scored a satisfaction rating of 93% amongst its international students in the International Student Barometer (ISB) Survey 2015, placing Newcastle in the world’s top 10 of global universities.
In the International Outlook ranking, published by Times Higher Education earlier this year, Newcastle University was placed in the Top 100 for international universities. The ranking measures the ability of a university to attract undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty from all over the world, and Newcastle University was placed 88th out of 800 universities from all over the world.