Times Higher Education Awards 2022
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been named University of the Year 2022 in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. The THE Awards are widely recognised as the “Oscars of higher education”1. The impressive win recognises exceptional performance, as well as bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives that have advanced a Higher Education Institution’s reputation during the academic year 2020/21.
Professor Andy Long, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Northumbria University commented “To be shortlisted for such a prestigious and internationally-recognised award was a remarkable achievement in itself – to go on and win is a true milestone in the University’s history and in the work of my many outstanding colleagues.
“Northumbria University has undergone an extraordinary transition. The dedication of everyone at the University has made this possible, and it is thanks to them that we can now celebrate this phenomenal success.”
Northumbria University is a research-rich, modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. The University is ranked among the Top 25 in the UK for research power, according to the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework5.
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, has a global reputation for delivering some of the best Business Management education in the UK.
It is amongst an elite group of institutions worldwide offering Business Degree programmes with Dual Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. The programmes include Business Management, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Tourism Management, that are developed by research-engaged academics and highly experienced business practitioners.
The AACSB accreditation is an internationally recognised and specialised accreditation for Business schools. It assesses standards across the whole school, from taught programmes to research and internal operations. It is also a sign of quality that employers recognise, and graduates from AACSB-accredited schools are known to be career-ready.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International was founded in 1916.
Today, the AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Business and Accounting. It is also considered by many to be the leading international accreditation for business education, and an AACSB accreditation is a hallmark of excellence.
Gaining this accreditation is recognition at an international level that Newcastle Business School, as part of Northumbria University, has met specific and recognisable standards of excellence.
The AACSB accreditation sends a clear signal that the Dean, faculty and professional staff have made a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.
The AACSB accreditation brings numerous benefits to Newcastle Business School including:
AACSB has outlined the rigorous accreditation process in a step-by-step guide, which can be found by visiting
The significance of an AACSB accreditation and the path that Business Schools must take to achieve can be found by visiting
AACSB implements the accreditation process by assigning a peer review team who will visit and assess the Business School.
The peer review team is key to the final decision which is reviewed by the accreditation committee and AACSB Board of Directors.
The advantages of an AACSB accreditation include:
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