Northumbria University launches Social Mobility Impact Report
Northumbria University has launched a new report that sets out its social impact and identifies where it is spreading opportunity to those who need it most.
Minister for Science, Research and Innovation opens £2m investment in region’s Engineering and Environment students
Office for Students funding upgrades Northumbria University’s teaching facilities with cutting-edge technologies
Northumbria records biggest rise in research power for second time
Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) show Northumbria University with the biggest rise in research power ranking of any UK university. Its research power ranking rose to 23rd, having previously risen to 50th in 2014 from 80th in 2008, making Northumbria the sector’s largest riser in research power ranking for the second time.
Experts in maths and music unite for conference
A Northumbria University academic will chair a prestigious conference exploring the historic relationship between mathematics and music, hosted by the Royal College of Music in London.
Geography Professor appointed as special adviser to Select Committee
One of the UK’s leading experts on nature and sustainable land use has been appointed as the sole special adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee investigating land use in England. Professor Alister Scott of Northumbria University will provide the Select Committee with specialist advice over the structure and content of the inquiry, which is due to report at the end of this year.
New research harnesses the power of movement
Harvesting energy from the day-to-day movements of the human body and turning it into useful electrical energy, is the focus of a new piece of research involving a Northumbria University Professor.
Northumbria’s Spring 2022 Newspaper is out now
Packed full of the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University. The Spring edition is available to read online now.
Thousands of tonnes of air pollution could be reduced by changing the way we dry our laundry
Tumble drying a load of laundry releases almost the same amount of potentially harmful microfibres into the air as those released down the drain during machine washing of the same load, finds new research from Northumbria University and Procter & Gamble.
Space expertise brings £1.3m big data science boost to North East
The North East’s reputation as a major hub for space, data science and the digital industries has received a further boost with the announcement of a new £1.3 million Centre for Doctoral Training in the field of data intensive science. The Centre – known as NUdata – will be run by Northumbria and Newcastle Universities and will be supported by over 40 industrial partners.
EXPERT COMMENT: Conger ice shelf has collapsed: what you need to know, according to experts
East Antarctica’s Conger ice shelf – a floating platform the size of Rome – broke off the continent on March 15, 2022. Since the beginning of satellite observations in the 1970s, the tip of the shelf had been disintegrating into icebergs in a series of what glaciologists call calving events.
Northumbria receives prestigious data science and AI research award
Northumbria University has been named among 24 outstanding UK institutions to receive the first-ever Alan Turing Institute’s Network Development Award for research into data science and artificial intelligence (AI).