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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.

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'.

 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.

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.

Building industry links through engineering partnership

Building industry links through engineering partnership

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2019 10:35 GMT

Northumbria University has become an academic partner of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the UK’s leading civil engineering professional body.

First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 08:00 GMT

Researchers have produced the first physics-based quantifiable evidence that thinning ice shelves in Antarctica are causing more ice to flow from the land into the ocean. Their findings have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Secrets of Lucretia painting closer to being revealed

Secrets of Lucretia painting closer to being revealed

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2019 09:58 GMT

The mystery of who painted a centuries-old artwork, and when, is closer to being revealed thanks to the work of art conservation and forensic science experts from Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne.

UK entrepreneurial expertise to benefit enterprising Ukrainian students

UK entrepreneurial expertise to benefit enterprising Ukrainian students

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 13:03 GMT

A partnership between universities in the UK and Ukraine, which aims to support the young entrepreneurs of the future, has won funding through a prestigious British Council project.

EXPERT COMMENT - Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

EXPERT COMMENT - Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 11:37 GMT

In this recent article written for The Conversation, Dr Kate Winter, a Research Fellow of Antarctic Science at Northumbria University, shares her experience of living in a zero-emissions base in Antarctica to highlight how life with no carbon emissions could be possible.

Professor honoured for optical communications research

Professor honoured for optical communications research

Press releases   •   Nov 08, 2019 11:22 GMT

Zabih Ghassemlooy, Professor of Optical Communications at Northumbria University, has been elected a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) for his service in the advancement of optics in photonics.

Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities

Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2019 12:48 GMT

With concerns about climate change and urban air pollution high on the agenda for cities around the world, most are now actively looking at ways to reduce their carbon emissions.

Student swaps North East for Far East in unique work placement

Student swaps North East for Far East in unique work placement

Press releases   •   Oct 28, 2019 13:22 GMT

A project linking cities from around the world which share the name ‘Newcastle’ has led to a dream work placement for a Northumbria University student.

£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point

£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2019 11:52 BST

A major £4 million EU-funded study to investigate how changes in Antarctica’s ice sheets and shelves may lead to a large and irreversible rise in global sea level over the coming decades is about to begin. Experts from the UK, Norway, Germany and France will work together to investigate the likelihood of abrupt changes in the movement of ice in the Antarctic region over the next 100 years.

University and TV architect join forces to develop new homes of the future

University and TV architect join forces to develop new homes of the future

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 14:03 BST

The ways that homes are designed and built in the future could be completely transformed, thanks to a new agreement between Northumbria University and the renowned architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke. The University will work with Clarke’s charity, the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE), to drive innovation in designing and delivering homes for the future.

Global league table rates Northumbria for research

Global league table rates Northumbria for research

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2019 09:53 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle continues to improve its standing in global league tables and is now rated among the top universities in the world for research citations.

Travel experience leads to successful business start up

Travel experience leads to successful business start up

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 12:27 BST

Two Northumbria University graduates have won the Duke of York’s Entrepreneur of the Year award after launching their own specialist tourism marketing business last year.

It’s a mystery: Parents in the dark about the university Clearing process, says study

It’s a mystery: Parents in the dark about the university Clearing process, says study

Press releases   •   Aug 06, 2019 10:19 BST

With just a week to go before A-level results are released, more than half of parents – including those who themselves have studied at university – have not heard of Clearing and Adjustment, according to new research.

EXPERT COMMENT: Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women

EXPERT COMMENT: Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women

Press releases   •   Aug 05, 2019 11:49 BST

Planners design the infrastructure of cities for cars, not bikes. This needs to change to make cycling a more viable option for more people, says Katja Leyendecker, writing for The Conversation.

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2019 16:58 BST

The international news channel Bloomberg is broadcasting stunning footage of Antarctica’s landscape captured by a Northumbria University academic who was undertaking research on the continent.

Details of UK-led solar science mission revealed at National Astronomy Meeting

Details of UK-led solar science mission revealed at National Astronomy Meeting

News   •   Jul 03, 2019 16:25 BST

Named after a Celtic goddess of the Sun, SULIS is a UK-led solar science mission, designed to answer fundamental questions about the physics of solar storms.