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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.

Pupils’ car designs on track following Northumbria visit

Pupils’ car designs on track following Northumbria visit

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 11:56 GMT

Pupils from a North East school have visited Northumbria University to quiz aerodynamic experts ahead of a worldwide engineering competition.

Funding for new research to end FGM

Funding for new research to end FGM

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2018 09:51 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle have been awarded more than £350,000 to carry out research which aims to eradicate the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Extra dimension creates stronger, safer concrete

Extra dimension creates stronger, safer concrete

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2018 14:43 GMT

A new type of concrete, which could significantly lower the number of deaths during bomb blasts, earthquakes and other disasters, is being developed by an expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Project explores digital library for Africa

Project explores digital library for Africa

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 15:11 GMT

Experts from around the world will visit Northumbria University, Newcastle next month to discuss how the creation of a Pan-African digital library could transform the lives of people living across the continent.

Mathematical model could revolutionise construction site productivity

Mathematical model could revolutionise construction site productivity

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2018 09:52 GMT

A new system for increasing productivity during construction projects has been created by an academic at Northumbria University, Newcastle – with the potential to save construction companies and contractors large amounts of time and money.

Northumbria in pole position following F1 appointment

Northumbria in pole position following F1 appointment

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 09:56 GMT

A former Williams Formula One aerodynamics expert has joined Northumbria University, Newcastle, to lead new research using its recently installed, state-of-the-art wind tunnel facilities.

EXPERT COMMENT: New housing can be affordable and homely if builders learn lessons from the car industry – and IKEA

EXPERT COMMENT: New housing can be affordable and homely if builders learn lessons from the car industry – and IKEA

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2018 11:40 GMT

Associate Professor in Architecture and Built Environment, David Morton, discusses affordable housing for The Conversation.