Newcastle University, an educational center founded in 1834 under the name "School of Medicine and Surgery", is considered one of the most famous universities in the United Kingdom. Newcastle University is at the top of the world rankings for its quality education and leading research. At the same time, it is one of the universities of the Russell Group and today it provides education to more than 20,000 students with more than 200 bachelor's programs. Of the 20,000 students studying at the university, more than 2,000 are from more than 100 foreign countries. The Research Assessment Exercise 2008 found 38 programs at Newcastle University to be world class. 14,000 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students study at the university.