Professor Brink said: "Our vision and commitment to being a worldclass civic university
means we do not just look at what we are good at but also what we are good for.
Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, said: "As a world-class civic university
, Newcastle's research is focused on addressing some of society's most pressing issues.
He said: "We're a civic university
contributing to regional development.
Professor Chris Brink, vice chancellor of Newcastle University, said: "One of our core objectives as a civic university
is to play an active role in the economic development of our city and region and so it is encouraging to see this report endorsing our philosophy.
During his 37 years working in this field, Professor Goddard has advised the Government on the role higher education institutions can play in regional development and his expertise has helped to establish Newcastle University as a leading proponent of the civic university
As a world-class civic university
, we have focused a large part of our research efforts into tackling profound global challenges - known as the societal challenge themes, they include ageing and health, sustainability and social renewal.
The Institute's new director, Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE, said: "In our role as a world-leading civic university
, it is our duty to make a difference to the world around us; not only to be a leader in thinking, but also in action.
The opening of NUMed epitomises our vision of Newcastle as a civic university
with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Thankfully, Newcastle rediscovered its roots as a civic university
around the time of the millennium.
Newcastle University is a modern civic university
with a proud tradition, committed to world-class academic excellence - and excellence with a purpose.
He embodies, in his person and his achievements, our vision of Newcastle as a world-class civic university
I would like us to be again a civic university
with a strong national and international profile.