£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2019 11:52 BST

A major £4 million EU-funded study to investigate how changes in Antarctica’s ice sheets and shelves may lead to a large and irreversible rise in global sea level over the coming decades is about to begin. Experts from the UK, Norway, Germany and France will work together to investigate the likelihood of abrupt changes in the movement of ice in the Antarctic region over the next 100 years.

Northumbria scientist embarks on ambitious mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 15:09 GMT

A Northumbria University researcher is one of almost 100 scientists and support staff who have travelled to Antarctica this week (15 November 2019) for the most ambitious mission to date for Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

UK entrepreneurial expertise to benefit enterprising Ukrainian students

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 13:03 GMT

A partnership between universities in the UK and Ukraine, which aims to support the young entrepreneurs of the future, has won funding through a prestigious British Council project.

Northumbria launches a modern, new Bar Course

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 09:07 GMT

Northumbria Law School launches a new suite of flexible and accessible Bar Courses, authorised by the Bar Standards Board, to offer greater study and career opportunities to aspiring barristers.

EXPERT COMMENT - Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 11:37 GMT

In this recent article written for The Conversation, Dr Kate Winter, a Research Fellow of Antarctic Science at Northumbria University, shares her experience of living in a zero-emissions base in Antarctica to highlight how life with no carbon emissions could be possible.

EXPERT COMMENT: Meet the raunchy dance teachers who helped shape the modern world

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2019 13:11 GMT

​Rachael Durkin and Katherine Butler, senior lecturers in Music at Northumbria University discuss the history of dance masters and how this has impacted modern Britain.

EXPERT COMMENT – Have hopes of coexistence ended as Belgium’s first wolf in 100 years is presumed dead

Press releases   •   Nov 08, 2019 13:43 GMT

Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor in Ecology at Northumbria University, discusses whether hopes of coexistence have ended as Belgium’s first wolf in 100 years is presumed dead.

Professor honoured for optical communications research

Press releases   •   Nov 08, 2019 11:22 GMT

Zabih Ghassemlooy, Professor of Optical Communications at Northumbria University, has been elected a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) for his service in the advancement of optics in photonics.

Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2019 12:48 GMT

With concerns about climate change and urban air pollution high on the agenda for cities around the world, most are now actively looking at ways to reduce their carbon emissions.

Dancing on the Tyne

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2019 09:15 GMT

Music and dances composed by an 18th-century dancing master will be brought back to life during an event in Newcastle later this month – with members of the public invited to come along and take part.

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