Newman University College

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Genners Lane, Birmingham B32 3NT,
West Midlands United Kingdom
Newman University is a public university based in the suburb of Bartley Green in Birmingham, England. The university was founded in 1968 as Newman College of Higher Education. From 2008 to 2013 it was known as Newman University College, until gaining full university status in 2013. Originally called Newman College of Higher Education, the institution changed its name to Newman University College in January 2008 after gaining degree-granting powers the previous September. In 2013 it was awarded full university title and became Newman University. The university is named after the 19th century religious figure Cardinal Newman, who had strong links with the city of Birmingham, through being an Oratorian and a member of the Birmingham Oratory. Newman University is the fourth most highly ranked of the five universities in Birmingham according to the Complete University Guide, below the University of Birmingham, Aston University, and Birmingham City University. Although specifically a Catholic institution, the university specifies that it welcomes students and staff from any religions or backgrounds. Newman University bases its employment and admissions ethos on principles of tolerance and inclusion. Newman remains influenced by the teachings on university education by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. His view of a university is of a scholarly community wherein the focus is on training the mind to think rather than just diffusion of knowledge.

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