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Key facts and figures

The North East of England has five campus based universities (Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, the University of Sunderland and Teesside University).

In 2008/09 the region's five campus based universities:

  • Had a total income of £1,050,767 million, approximately 13% of which was derived from research grants and contracts
  • Employed over 23,000 staff and educated 115,720 students, including 19,235 International students
  • Awarded over 37,000 qualifications, including 2,370 First Class Honours Degrees, 680 Doctorates and 1,160 Foundation Degrees
  • Said 'goodbye' to 23,065 graduates, over half of which were in full time paid employment or further study within six months of leaving university

Further comparative information on the higher education sector in the North East and its contribution to the regional economy can be found at:

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