Caerleon Campus, Lodge Road Caerleon Newport South Wales NP18 3QT 01633 432432
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  • Affiliations Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities Association of Commonwealth Universities University of Wales Campaign for Mainstream Universities
  • Established 1841
  • Location Newport, United Kingdom
  • Students 9500
  • Type Public
  • Vice Chancellor Peter Noyes
  • Vice principal http://www.newport.ac.uk/
The University of Wales, Newport (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Casnewydd) is a university based in Newport, South Wales. The university has two campuses; Caerleon on the northern outskirts of the city and a £35 million campus on the banks of the River Usk in Newport city centre opened in 2011. The university was ranked 55th out of 132 UK universities for the quality of research. Newport has been involved in higher education since 1841. Originally a Mechanics Institute, set up to provide further education for workers and tradesmen, the institution was based in Newport’s Town Hall on Commercial Street. Working men and women were able to attend a variety of lectures for two shilling per quarter to study subjects including The Pursuit of Attainment and Knowledge and Popular Superstition.
The University has been involved in higher education since 1841. It was rated the number one university in Wales for enterprise education by the Knowledge Exploitation Fund. The School of Film, Photography and Digital Media teaches a documentary photography degree programme as well as housing the Newport Film School, originally founded by John Grierson in 1966 and producing many award-winning film-makers since then.

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The University opened a new £35 million campus in Newport's City Centre formally on 10 January 2011. The project is a collaboration between the University, Newport City Council and the Welsh Assembly Government operating through Newport Unlimited, the urban regeneration company for the City. The campus is situated on the banks of the River Usk in the City Centre and is the first phase of an intended £50m development for the University. It houses the Faculty of Arts and Business whilst the Caerleon Campus houses the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences. The campus is part of a major redevelopment of Newport's City Centre which will see significant improvement in the area. The old city campus at Allt-yr-yn will be closed.