The University of Newcastle upon Tyne
The University of Newcastle upon Tyne can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery, established in Newcastle in 1834, and to Armstrong College, which was founded in the city in 1871 for the teaching of physical sciences.
These two colleges formed one division of the federal University of Durham, the Durham Colleges forming the other division. The Newcastle Colleges merged to form King's College in 1937 and, in 1963, when the federal University was dissolved, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Today Newcastle has a core student population of 17,281 and 4,514 staff. In 2002 the University restructured to form fewer, bigger academic units. Three new faculties were created and the 75 departments reformed into 27 academic schools.