Taking our place in the world

Each year, independent ranking systems measure UoN's academic and research performance against the world's best universities, including the Ivy League in the US, the Russell Group in the UK and the 'Group of 9' in China.

In 2012, UoN was ranked in the top three per cent of universities in the world by the QS and Times Higher Education global ranking systems, and in the top four per cent of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Newcastle's strong performance on the world stage is noteworthy given the intense competition from internationally established universities, many of which are more than 100 years old. It was therefore significant that in 2012, the QS and Times Higher Education also ranked the University of Newcastle in the world's top 50 universities under the age of 50. As a young university, being ranked by independent agencies as a world-class performer signals we are on the right trajectory and is a testament to the development of first-rate education and research programs. This is a great base from which to build our aspirations and ambitions.