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.
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.
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.
New national nursing test centre about to open in Newcastle
Northumbria University is putting the finishing touches to a new national nursing and midwifery examination centre which is about to open its doors for the first time.
KTP between Sterling Pharma Solutions and Northumbria University builds new commercial opportunities
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with partners Sterling Pharma Solutions and Northumbria University has been awarded the top grade of ‘Outstanding’ by Innovate UK’s independent assessors.
Northumbria welcomes Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, to hear about the quality and impact of its research helping to transform services and support for the UK military veteran community.
Innovative creative industries partnership develops unique masters degree in Publishing
Northumbria University has joined forces with Hachette UK and New Writing North to deliver an innovative new publishing degree, which gives students a guaranteed work placement with a global publisher and the opportunity to work on live writing development projects.
Interior Design students work with global design expert
Final year Interior Design students at Northumbria University have been working on a live brief with global expert in biophilic design, Oliver Heath.
UK Space Agency funds further research into new laser-based satellite communications system
The UK Space Agency has awarded almost £650,000 to Northumbria University to continue world-leading work to develop the first commercially available laser-based inter-satellite communications system.
EXPERT COMMENT: Six lessons to change the climate of climate change narratives
One of the key topics of discussion at COP26 is on how we can work with nature to improve our responses to the climate emergency. As part of our coverage of climate related research undertaken by Northumbria University, we asked Alister Scott, Professor in Environmental Geography, to share his views on the six lessons that governments and decision makers can take from his research.
Virtual reality tool that helps people to assess household carbon emissions to go on display at COP26
As the leaders of hundreds of countries prepare to descend on Scotland to join the COP26 Climate Change summit, a Northumbria University academic is busy with his own preparations to join the conference, where he will showcase his innovative virtual reality device that could help to revolutionise the construction industry.