Launched in July 2021, the Collaborative Newcastle Universities Agreement (CNUA) forms a civic university agreement between Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and sets out how we will contribute to the wider economic, cultural and social aims of Collaborative Newcastle.

This Agreement is underpinned by a recognition that the two universities are integral to Newcastle and the North East. The universities play a significant role, economically, socially and culturally, and the city and region enhance the lives of over 10,000 staff and 50,000 students.

Newcastle and Northumbria Universities have a long-established tradition of working collaboratively to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of our region. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the universities’ roles in medicine and healthcare, driving world-leading research and educating the professionals of the future. But it has also shown the importance of our contribution to economic, cultural and social recovery. By working together we are helping to build a sustainable and inclusive future – our educational provision, research strengths and the talented graduates we support help define the North East’s future economic landscape.

The Collaborative Newcastle Universities Agreement enables us to achieve even more, working together to enable a broader range of young people in our city and region to access and succeed in Higher Education and to contribute to the future health and prosperity of the city.

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