Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2021 13:22 BST

Northumbria University has collaborated with two other universities to organise a free online conference dedicated to the Canadian writer and artist, Douglas Coupland, to mark the 30th Anniversary of his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.

EXPERT COMMENT: NFTs: why digital art has such a massive carbon footprint

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2021 12:04 BST

In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses non-fungible tokens and digital art.

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2021 14:24 BST

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.

Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2021 10:33 GMT

Researchers from Northumbria University in Newcastle, and Bogazici University in Turkey, have discovered a new way of examining the structure and dynamics of single protein molecules within the human body – which could help scientists better understand the progression and possible treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Mapping Covid-19 – one year on

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2021 08:00 GMT

Over the last year, academics from Northumbria University have been working with partners in the Covid-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves.

New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 10:00 GMT

Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 07:36 GMT

The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.

EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 14:40 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Diletta De Cristofaro, Research Fellow in Humanities at Northumbria University, Newcastle, explores the plot of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, 'McJobs' and information overload.

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 09:27 GMT

British literature has always been a popular area of study in UK universities, but new research has revealed for the first time how and where contemporary British literature is being taught in higher education institutions around the world.

New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 07:00 GMT

Scientists at Northumbria University have worked with the institution’s Research and Innovation Services to launch a medtech spinout company whose lead product for collecting breath samples could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including Covid-19.

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