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Newcastle University staff are celebrating their highest ranking ever in this year’s QS World University Rankings 2023.

It came in at 122nd in the influential college guide, which is a 12-spot year-over-year increase. Released today, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) analyzed 2,462 international institutions across six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty-to-student ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.

The university continues to earn high scores for employer reputation, ranking 65th in the world, based on survey responses from more than 99,000 employers on the relationship between the establishment and employability of graduates. The area that has seen the university’s strongest rise is citations per faculty, reflecting the quality and impact of Newcastle University’s research as it climbed 80 places to 211th place .

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Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University, said: “Our highest standing ever and our strong performance is testament to the quality and impact of our teaching and research. I am proud and grateful for the hard work and dedication of all University colleagues.

“Credit to our strong employer engagement score is the brilliant work done by everyone at the University to help our students develop relevant employability skills. It’s not just about get an excellent degree for students, it demonstrates that they acquire the will need to succeed in the world of work.

Newcastle University has been ranked number one nationally and ranked eighth in the world for sustainability
Newcastle University has been ranked number one nationally and ranked eighth in the world for sustainability in the Times Higher Education Ranks

“It’s nice to see that we scored high for faculty citations, reflecting outstanding research across disciplines.”

The latest rankings complement the University’s performance in other international rankings, including the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The Times ranked Newcastle first in the UK and eighth globally for its impact on society and leadership in sustainability.

REF2021 confirmed the growth of research excellence and impact at Newcastle. Released in May 2022, the National Research Performance Assessment noted world-leading research with outstanding impact for society and the economy across all disciplines at Newcastle University.

The highest ranked university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) with an overall score of 100, followed by the University of Cambridge in the UK with a score of 98, 8. Stanford University completed the top three with a score of 98.5 – in comparison, Newcastle University’s score was 54.8.

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