Teesside University is founded on a rich past with 85 years’ experience of innovation in education since its foundation as Constantine College in 1930.
It was the first modern university in the UK to be named the Times Higher Education’s University of the Year – securing the Best Employer Engagement award in the same year, and has twice been shortlisted as the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
With a growing reputation as a leading business-facing University, Teesside has been described by former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable, as ‘Britain’s best university for working with business’.
Teesside is renowned for its commitment to enterprise and entrepreneurship with a legacy of successful spin-out companies, helping to create 240 companies and over 400 jobs through its work with business. It has leading expertise in applied STEM and health disciplines, and specifically in digital, crime and society, the arts, and design, and is home to DigitalCity – with Middlesbrough a national hub for the development of digital enterprise in the fields of animation, gaming and web.