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Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 15:55 GMT

New research collaborations have been established between UK and Russian Universities which could see a new generation of low-carbon engines developed – potentially reducing the environmental impact of air and automotive travel in the future.

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 11:25 GMT

​A Northumbria graduate’s ideas to breathe new life into a former hospital have won a prestigious national design award.

Kick off the festive season with Northumbria University’s Carol Service
Mathematics accreditation opens doors for Northumbria graduates

Mathematics accreditation opens doors for Northumbria graduates

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 14:32 GMT

Mathematics courses delivered by Northumbria University, Newcastle have been verified as meeting the very highest standards.

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2018 16:51 GMT

Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Huge fall in FGM among girls across Africa

Huge fall in FGM among girls across Africa

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 09:15 GMT

The prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGMC) among girls up to the age of 14 has fallen sharply in most regions of Africa over the past three decades, reveals the first analysis of its kind.

Extra! Extra! The new edition of Northumbria University News is out now

Extra! Extra! The new edition of Northumbria University News is out now

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2018 10:53 GMT

The Autumn edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.

LiFi research to revolutionise data downloads

LiFi research to revolutionise data downloads

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 14:23 BST

A new form of high speed wireless internet, which uses the lights in homes and offices to transmit data, could revolutionise the way we download and upload information in the future.

Top of the class for health and safety

Top of the class for health and safety

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 11:47 BST

For the third time in four years, a Northumbria University, Newcastle student has been named one of the best in the UK for studies relating to occupational health and safety.

Graduate surveyors demonstrate ‘high standards and integrity’

Graduate surveyors demonstrate ‘high standards and integrity’

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2018 11:40 BST

Northumbria University is officially one of the top providers of new chartered surveyors in the UK. New figures show that 1 in every 14 new surveyors accredited with Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors is a Northumbria graduate.

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.