Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University has become the only university in Europe to have double AACSB accreditation, achieving it in both business and accountancy. The accreditation means it has been listed among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
Harvard University, London Business School and Henley Business school each only hold AACSB business accreditation. This means the university will be able to attract a higher calibre of students to the North East to work alongside leading businesses and partner with other AACSB accredited establishments.
AACSB Accreditation is known worldwide for providing specialised accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level.
Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Northumbria University, forty years after graduating from its predecessor with her first law degree.
Vera Baird was Vice-President of the Student Union at Newcastle Polytechnic, before embarking on a career as a barrister.
She went on to become Labour MP for Redcar in 2001 before being elected as Northumbria's first Police Commissioner.
Rock legend Brian Johnson, from Gateshead, has been given an honorary degree by Northumbria University.Read the full story ›
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is now an Honorary Doctor of Music.
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will soon have an honorary degree from Northumbria University. The 66-year-old, from Dunston in Gateshead, will become an Honorary Doctor of Music.
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is to be given an honorary degree in Newcastle this morning.
The 66-year-old, from Dunston in Gateshead, will be made an Honorary Doctor of Music at Northumbria University.
Johnson has been the lead vocalist of the Australian rock band since the 1980s.
The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.
Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.
A building at Northumbria University was evacuated last night (Wednesday 11 June) after five litres of acid was split causing toxic fumes.
30 firefighters, some with breathing apparatus, were called to the university's Ellison building.
The area is now safe.
Northumbria University, in Newcastle, has received its highest ever ranking for student experience in a national survey.
It has been ranked as the UK’s 21st best university for providing an outstanding student experience in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
It is the highest rating Northumbria has received in the nine years the annual survey has been running.