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Northumbria welcomes Minister of State

Northumbria welcomes Minister of State

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2020 15:09 GMT

The Minster of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Chris Skidmore MP, has visited Northumbria University where he learned about a variety of research projects relating to energy, climate, smart materials and bioengineering.

Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2020 14:15 GMT

The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after Northumbria University researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry - A European Journal and is described by its editors as being of 'great significance'.

EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition government

EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition government

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2020 11:29 GMT

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies Dr Carlos Conde Solares discusses the future direction of Spain's coalition government, and what it could mean for the UK.

 Exploring the ethics of emotional artificial intelligence

Exploring the ethics of emotional artificial intelligence

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2020 11:01 GMT

The ethical implications of machines being able to read human emotions will be explored in a ground-breaking new research project, involving Northumbria University criminologist Dr Diana Miranda.

 Understanding the impact of new technologies and social media on perceptions of Europe abroad

Understanding the impact of new technologies and social media on perceptions of Europe abroad

Press releases   •   Jan 23, 2020 15:39 GMT

Social Computing experts from Northumbria University are part of a three-year EU-funded project which brings together an inter- and multidisciplinary consortium of 25 partners from twelve European and three non-European countries.

Making life better with age

Making life better with age

Press releases   •   Jan 21, 2020 15:41 GMT

Northumbria University has been selected along with Newcastle University as part of €2.7 million project aimed at improving quality of life for an ageing population.

Survey reveals huge negative impact of EU settlement scheme on people

Survey reveals huge negative impact of EU settlement scheme on people

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2020 16:01 GMT

The largest survey of the EU Settlement Scheme to date, with over 3,000 respondents, has revealed the serious negative impacts on EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members in the UK.

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2020 08:38 GMT

School children in London will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning about the UK’s connections with the US civil rights activist, thanks to a visit by a US history expert from Northumbria University.

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2020 10:24 GMT

A Northumbria University academic will discuss the impact culture and literature can play in addressing UK regional inequalities during a major conference next week.

 The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers

The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2020 12:23 GMT

Professor Greta Defeyter of Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been listed as one of The Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers for 2020 for her research making a positive impact on society.

Northumbria Professor wins prestigious Newton China Prize

Northumbria Professor wins prestigious Newton China Prize

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 14:19 GMT

A project which uses smart devices and big data to improve the lives of elderly people in parts of China has been named the winner of the prestigious £200,000 Newton China Prize 2019.

Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing

Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 13:03 GMT

New research published in Nature provides evidence from Siberian caves on the essential role that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays in stabilising permafrost and its large store of carbon.

Northumbria University academics seek over 65s for Healthy Ageing research

Northumbria University academics seek over 65s for Healthy Ageing research

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2020 10:54 GMT

Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to spare some time to help with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function in everyday tasks.

Exercise can reduce side effects of prostate cancer hormone therapy

Exercise can reduce side effects of prostate cancer hormone therapy

Press releases   •   Jan 06, 2020 15:16 GMT

A leading expert in how exercise can help improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors has published his latest research showing the benefits exercise can bring to men with advanced prostate cancer.

Royal recognition for Professor Jane Core

Royal recognition for Professor Jane Core

Press releases   •   Dec 20, 2019 11:29 GMT

Professor Jane Core, former Director of Student and Library Services at Northumbria has this week collected an MBE from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge for her outstanding services to Higher Education.

X-ray in a manger - centuries old nativity discovered during painting investigation

X-ray in a manger - centuries old nativity discovered during painting investigation

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2019 06:00 GMT

Art experts have experienced something of a Christmas miracle after discovering what could be a 16th century painting of a nativity scene hidden under another work of art.

Design graduate shortlisted for national art prize

Design graduate shortlisted for national art prize

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2019 09:41 GMT

Northumbria University graduate Jessica Slack has been shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize 2019/20 for her painting, Finding Life’s Joy.

Northumbria University appoints Chair-elect

Northumbria University appoints Chair-elect

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 13:56 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has today announced the appointment of Roberta Blackman-Woods as the Chair-elect of its Board of Governors.

Hats off and festive cheer to pioneering new graduates

Hats off and festive cheer to pioneering new graduates

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 10:40 GMT

A new university campus offering innovative and flexible study opportunities in the Netherlands has just seen its first cohort of students graduate with internationally recognised degrees.

Petje af en felicitaties voor pionierende afgestudeerden

Petje af en felicitaties voor pionierende afgestudeerden

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 10:12 GMT

Een nieuwe universiteitscampus die innovatieve en flexibele studiemogelijkheden biedt in Nederland heeft net zijn eerste cohort studenten met een internationaal erkende graad zien afstuderen.