Four Northumbria students scoop awards at Graduate Fashion Week
With 26 talented Fashion students from Northumbria University making it on to the shortlist for awards, there were high hopes for success at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.
Professor Chris Whitty awarded honorary doctorate by Northumbria University
The UK government’s Chief Medical Advisor, Professor Chris Whitty, has received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Northumbria University in recognition of his clinical and academic contributions and his outstanding leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor appointed group chair of world-leading engineering society
A major UK science and engineering institution has made a Northumbria University professor chair of its technical community group. Professor Ben Bin Xu, an expert in materials science from the University’s Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, will lead the Materials Characterisation and Property Group of the prestigious Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
UK-wide net zero target takes a step forward with CO2 recycling project
Carbon dioxide and water could be recycled into renewable future fuels under a new system being developed by engineering experts at Northumbria University. Led by Dr Shahid Rasul, a senior lecturer in the University’s Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, the team has successfully used an inexpensive copper-based catalyst to convert CO2 into both gas and liquid fuels.
Northumbria University contributes to sustainable development in Africa
Researchers at Northumbria University have been instrumental in the creation of a centre for innovation and entrepreneurship in a low-income area of Africa
Northumbria scholar wins award to study religious influence on modern conservationism
A Northumbria University academic has won a prestigious award to study the role of the Anglican parish in shaping the development of modern conservationism and the science of natural history.
New research reveals prejudice against people with Northern English accents
People form judgements about others from the way they speak, yet listeners are often unaware of their deeply embedded ‘implicit’ biases.
Research fellow receives £1.5m award to study climate change impacts on the Antarctic Ice Sheet
A researcher from Northumbria University has received a prestigious fellowship award worth £1.5 million to study Antarctica’s future contribution to rising global sea level.
Present Antarctic deglaciation may be unprecedented in last 5,000 years, study finds
Two major glaciers in West Antarctica may be losing ice faster than they have in at least the last 5,000 years, finds a study involving researchers from Northumbria University.
University and business partnership wins award for improving healthcare
A team of scientists led by Northumbria University has won a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) award for improving global healthcare through the discovery of novel approaches for identifying bacteria.
Basic income could cut poverty to its lowest level for decades
New research involving experts from Northumbria University proposes a new universal basic income model which could cut poverty by more than half at no net cost, reducing it to its lowest level for 60 years.
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.