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Gatwick experience for engineering students

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 15:42 GMT

Fourteen engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have enjoyed a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to Gatwick Airport to learn how Britain’s second largest airport operates. The visit was arranged by Stewart Wingate, the Chief Executive Officer of Gatwick, who graduated from Northumbria in 1994 and continues to support his alma mater.

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 12:25 GMT

Mould, mildew and damp cause misery for thousands of people in homes across the UK, and cost housing associations, landlords and homeowners millions of pounds a year in repairs.

Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun

Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun

Press Releases   •   Feb 07, 2019 13:56 GMT

New research undertaken at Northumbria University shows that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. Their findings have been reported in the latest edition of the prominent journal, Nature Astronomy.

New world-class Architecture Studios open at Northumbria University, Newcastle

New world-class Architecture Studios open at Northumbria University, Newcastle

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 14:14 GMT

Students and staff from Northumbria’s flagship Architecture programmes are starting to move in to their new, purpose-built studios.

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 10:16 GMT

The North East’s reputation for renewable energy research has received a major boost, with confirmation that the UK’s next generation of doctoral researchers in this field will train in the region.

£700,000 award funds new research into ways to control liquid droplets

£700,000 award funds new research into ways to control liquid droplets

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 11:27 GMT

Academics from Northumbria University are to continue their ground-breaking research into the behaviour of liquids, leading a new project to investigate how to control the way liquids form into droplets.

IT skills shortage after Brexit could affect UK security and economy

IT skills shortage after Brexit could affect UK security and economy

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 10:35 GMT

A massive shortage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge could be on the way post-Brexit putting the UK’s economy and security at risk.

New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:57 GMT

A team from Northumbria University, Newcastle are developing plans for an online platform that would help members of the LGBT+ community to understand their legal rights when they travel abroad.

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.

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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.