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About Teesside University

Teesside University has a proud history of learning and teaching stretching back over 90 years. Officially opened as Constantine Technical College to support Middlesbrough's booming engineering and shipping industries in 1930, the college became a polytechnic in 1969 and then one of 14 new universities approved by the Privy Council in 1992.

Today Teesside University is pushing the boundaries of what is possible through key developments and contributions to businesses, industry and the economy with vital research and ground-breaking advancements in key areas including climate change, biosciences and artificial intelligence.

Facts and figures

  • Teesside University is home to more than 21,000 students across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is also one of the largest employers in the region with more 2,300 staff
  • The University has five academic schools: School of Arts & Creative Industries; School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies; School of Health & Life Sciences; School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law; Teesside University International Business School
  • With £280m invested to date, the campus masterplan sets out a dynamic and ambitious programme of investment to 2027, transforming the campus and providing vibrant and modern facilities to enhance the experience of students, staff and partners.
  • Expertise across three core Research Grand Challenge themes, addressing the biggest global issues of our time - Creating Vibrant, Cohesive and Resilient Societies; Forging a Smarter, Greener Industrial Economy; and Shaping the Future of Health Care and Wellbeing. The Grand Challenge themes are underpinned by eight specialist research centres
  • Named University of the Year for Social Inclusion in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 in recognition of our outstanding commitment to social diversity, social mobility and widening participation
  • Proud to be the first Adobe Creative Campus in Europe and to be recognised as an Apple Distinguished School as part of our Future Facing Learning initiative, which has transformed digital learning across the University
  • Home to DigitalCity, which has generated more than 200 new businesses, and is adding more than £170 million per annum to the Teesside economy
  • Teesside Launchpad is our on-campus incubator and support service for start-up businesses. Through our business support services, our graduates have launched over 500 new businesses, creating nearly 700 jobs
  • A network of successful alumni who have gone on to forge careers at organisations such as Aston Martin, the BBC, British Aerospace, Delta Airlines, Disney, the Ford Motor Company, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Johnson Matthey, Microsoft, the NHS, Raleigh UK, Rolls-Royce, TEAGUE, the United States Air Force Research Lab and Vodafone. Notable alumni include Skunk Anansie singer Deborah Anne Dyer OBE, English footballer Beth Mead and actor Stephen Uppal
  • Ranked 40th in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers guide to the most LGBT-inclusive employers in Britain 2020
  • Working with businesses on Knowledge Transfer projects has resulted in over 650 additional jobs regionally and nationally
  • The first modern university to be awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2009-10
  • Customer First accreditation for services to business
  • Investors in People Gold status

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This page was last updated on 17 January 2022.

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