Universities

The North East is well served by five higher education institutions including two Russell Group universities – Durham University and Newcastle University – which attract students from all over the world. The region is also home to the newer universities of Northumbria University in Newcastle, the University of Sunderland and Teesside University in Middlesbrough.

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Durham is the third oldest university in England and one of the best research universities in the world, attracting more than 20,000 students.   

Durham has ten research institutes and several research centres that focus on specialist areas including the history of medicine and disease, molecular and nanoscale electronics, materials physics, innovation and technology management, and digital theology.

For further information visit https://www.durham.ac.uk/ 

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Newcastle University 

Newcastle University is a frontrunner in research excellence and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. With more than 29,000 students, the university offers in excess of 200 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degrees.

The university’s main research strengths lie in the following areas: ageing and health, cities and place, culture and creative arts, one planet and data. The organisation also has nine world-class research institutes spanning subjects from biosciences to sustainability.

For further information visit https://www.ncl.ac.uk/

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University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students at four campuses: two in Sunderland, one in London – which is used for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees – and a new development in Hong Kong. The university has strong research capabilities in health, sciences, education, advanced manufacturing, software and the creative industries.  

For further information visit https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/ 

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Northumbria University

With around 26,000 students from more than 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest universities and offers courses in most major subject areas, including engineering, computing, sciences, business, law and the built and natural environment. Northumbria is also the only business school in Europe with double recognition for accounting and business from AACSB.

With more than 95% of its graduates in work or education, Northumbria is among the most successful universities in the country for graduate employment.

For further information visit https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/

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Teesside University

Teesside University has more than 20,000 students enrolled on its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and recently invested in excess of £275 million in its town centre campus. This has enabled the organisation to build on its strong research capabilities in areas such as digital innovation, sport and health sciences. It plans to invest an additional £300 million in its facilities by 2026.

For further information visit: https://www.tees.ac.uk/