About the institution
The University can trace its origins to:
- the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834
- Armstrong College, founded in 1871 for the teaching of physical sciences
These two colleges formed one division of the federal University of Durham. The Durham Colleges formed the other division.
The Newcastle Colleges merged to form King's College in 1937. In 1963, when the federal University was dissolved, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The University's name changed to Newcastle Universityin 2006.
Our mission statement recognises the breadth of our academic purpose, our current and aspirational strengths, and our pivotal position in society.