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International Fellowship award enables further Antarctic research

International Fellowship award enables further Antarctic research

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2018 10:04 BST

A leading Polar specialist from Northumbria University, Newcastle will shortly be returning to Antarctica to undertake more ground-breaking research after winning a prestigious international award.

Howzat: Limitations of batsmen rankings revealed

Howzat: Limitations of batsmen rankings revealed

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 14:46 BST

Current systems for ranking the best batsmen in test cricket have been bowled out by a new study. In a paper which could give sleepless night to cricket statisticians all over the world, researchers from Newcastle and Northumbria universities delivered their ‘out’ verdict to current methods after analysing the two most popular test cricket rankings.

Research focus leads to improved global ranking

Research focus leads to improved global ranking

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 15:35 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has significantly increased its standing in the global league tables and is now ranked in the top 401-500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

EXPERT COMMENT: AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

EXPERT COMMENT: AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 13:45 BST

Nick Martin, Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, looks at how artificial intelligence could use lessons from nature to help drones ride air currents and stay in the air for longer.

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 11:00 BST

Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 11:21 BST

Astrophysicists from Northumbria University, Newcastle are working with the Cambodian government to help students in the former war-torn country to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Northumbria automotive designs set to electrify NE1 Newcastle Motor Show audience

Northumbria automotive designs set to electrify NE1 Newcastle Motor Show audience

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2018 10:16 BST

Visitors to this year’s NE1 Newcastle Motor Show on the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August will be given a glimpse into the future of automotive technology as Northumbria University unveils an electric racing car built by its students.

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:55 BST

If you thought the Royal Wedding was big then you haven’t seen anything yet! The Great Exhibition of the North launches at 1pm today, Friday 22 June – and Northumbria University is at the heart of the action.

Student talent REVEALed during exhibition

Student talent REVEALed during exhibition

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 14:04 BST

A unique exhibition showcasing the creative talents of final year students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has opened its doors to the public.

Researcher’s role in emergency phone line recognised with Palace invite

Researcher’s role in emergency phone line recognised with Palace invite

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 12:15 BST

A Disaster Management expert from Northumbria University, who spent last summer managing a support line for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, has received royal recognition for her work.

Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans

Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2018 17:14 BST

New research from Northumbria University has revealed that metal-related pollution began in the Balkans more than 500 years before it appeared in western Europe, and persisted throughout the Dark Ages and Medieval Period, meaning the region played a far bigger role in mineral exploitation than previously believed.

Subglacial valleys and mountain ranges discovered near South Pole

Subglacial valleys and mountain ranges discovered near South Pole

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2018 19:00 BST

Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys from data collected during the first modern aerogeophysical survey of the South Pole region. The findings are the first to emerge from extensive ice penetrating radar data collected in Antarctica as part of the European Space Agency PolarGAP project and have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Northumbria receives £754,000 to help establish how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse

Northumbria receives £754,000 to help establish how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2018 14:18 BST

Researchers from Northumbria University have been awarded £754,000 to take part in one of the most detailed and extensive examinations of a massive Antarctic glacier ever undertaken.

 EXPERT COMMENT - These ants have evolved a complex system of battlefield triage and rescue

EXPERT COMMENT - These ants have evolved a complex system of battlefield triage and rescue

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 11:38 BST

Teaching Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University , Mike Jeffries, discusses ants having evolved a complex system of battlefield triage and rescue for The Conversation.

BAFTA nomination for virtual reality game that helps dementia research

BAFTA nomination for virtual reality game that helps dementia research

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2018 09:55 BST

An innovative virtual reality game co-designed by an architect at Northumbria University which aims to help the fight against dementia has been shortlisted for a BAFTA award.

‘Take On Tomorrow’ with the new edition of Northumbria University News

‘Take On Tomorrow’ with the new edition of Northumbria University News

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2018 11:02 BST

The spring edition of Northumbria University News is here.

Northumbria strengthens European links during visit by Latvian ambassador

Northumbria strengthens European links during visit by Latvian ambassador

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 13:25 BST

The Republic of Latvia and Northumbria University hope to forge new partnerships following a visit by the country’s ambassador to city campus last week.

Research provides insight into diffusive instability of particle flow

Research provides insight into diffusive instability of particle flow

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2018 13:08 GMT

A Northumbria academic’s research into the impact that a magnetic field has on the movement of gases and liquids has been published in a world-renowned journal.

Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2018 14:41 GMT

Beekeepers in the North East are being invited to take part in a Northumbria University research project exploring the difference between the plants favoured by city and country bees.

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2018 12:27 GMT

A cultural extravaganza will take place in Newcastle and Gateshead this summer, with staff and students from Northumbria University supporting the festival through a wide variety of events and activities.