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Northumbria University community come together to make waves in student mental health sporting challenge

Northumbria University community come together to make waves in student mental health sporting challenge

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2020 10:07 GMT

University to host Row Britannia event in aid of the British Inspiration Trust and Sport Relief

Northumbria University student shortlisted for Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor Award 2020

Northumbria University student shortlisted for Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor Award 2020

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2020 11:38 GMT

Jade Booth-Malone, a third-year Fine Art student from Northumbria University, is amongst the eleven shortlisted artists who will compete for the Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor (GDNEYS) Award 2020.

England’s biggest ever Boccia Open comes to Northumbria’s Sport Central

England’s biggest ever Boccia Open comes to Northumbria’s Sport Central

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2020 17:29 GMT

North East based not-for-profit organisation SMILE Through Sport, founded by Northumbria alumnus and Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE, is hosting the biggest ever Boccia open event to take place in England.

Ethical hackers help boost businesses’ digital resilience

Ethical hackers help boost businesses’ digital resilience

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2020 12:42 GMT

Computing students from Northumbria University will be testing just how well-prepared local businesses are for potential cyber-attacks by attempting to hack into their IT systems.

Cornish Revealed – artist as you’ve never seen him before

Cornish Revealed – artist as you’ve never seen him before

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2020 09:13 GMT

Northumbria University exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of the celebrated County Durham painter Norman Cornish.

The Sun as we've never seen it before: clearest and most detailed images yet of the Sun revealed

The Sun as we've never seen it before: clearest and most detailed images yet of the Sun revealed

Press releases   •   Jan 30, 2020 09:00 GMT

The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.

Putting hate propagandists on trial

Putting hate propagandists on trial

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2020 14:38 GMT

Great opportunity for members of the public to hear a global panel of legal experts discuss how to tackle hate and fear propaganda at international criminal tribunals, as part of a free event organised by @NorthumbriaLaw

Lunchtime with a difference as Northumbria launches free recital series

Lunchtime with a difference as Northumbria launches free recital series

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2020 12:24 GMT

​Northumbria University has announced a series of informal lunchtime music recitals, open to the public and starting next week.

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.