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Reputation and history

As you would expect from a University that has been providing education since 1901, we offer a rich and high-quality education and facilities that are among the best in the United Kingdom.

We’re very proud of our achievements, which include:

  • 'World leading' research in 10 subjects, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • A diverse student population: the University has students from over 100 countries
  • Shortlisted for University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012
  • Best new university in the North East, according to The Guardian University Guide 2012