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Newcastle University Moves up in Employer Rankings

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Newcastle University has moved up 20 places in the latest QS World University Rankings 2019.

In a survey of over 200,000 businesses, Newcastle University graduates were ranked joint 141st in the world, up from the 161st position it received in the previous year.

Commenting on the ranking, Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President, said: "Our performance in the latest QS World University Rankings reflects the impact of our world-class research and our commitment to high-quality teaching and preparing outstanding graduates."

"It is especially pleasing that we have scored so highly for academic reputation, which shows that academics from around the world regard us among the best institutions in terms of research."

"Our strong employer engagement score highlights the brilliant work done by everyone at the University in helping our students develop relevant employability skills."

The QS employer reputation survey collects the views of employers around the world on the institutions providing the best professionals. The latest rankings were derived from around 43,000 responses. Newcastle University already benefits from having a long-standing relationship with regional and national businesses such as Nissan, Siemens, Procter and Gamble, GSK and Northumbrian Water.

The 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings includes 1,011 institutions and draw upon more than 1.2 million academic nominations, nearly 200,000 employer nominations, and the evaluation of 4,763 institutions from 151 countries.