Newcastle University rises 32 places in global rankings

It’s also ranked 20th in the country

Newcastle University has been ranked in the top 150 universities in the world according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with a jump of 32 places since last year.

The rankings were released this morning, and saw the university land 20th in the UK table and 146th worldwide. Newcastle was ranked in a joint position alongside Trinity College Dublin and two universities in Germany.

It’s the second year in a row the university has improved in the rankings, and it now sits between the universities of Exeter and Sussex.

Last year, the university had been ranked 178th in the world, itself an increase from the previous year’s ranking.

In a press release this morning, Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Day celebrated the news and said, “The latest overall ranking, and improvement in the majority of categories that make up the score, highlights the global quality, impact and reputation of our University. It is a credit to the dedication and hard work of colleagues and students, especially against the backdrop of the global pandemic.”

The good news comes just months after THE ranked Newcastle University 15th in the world for sustainability efforts in a separate table that examine universities’ performance against the United Nations’ 17 key “Sustainable Development Goals”.

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