Eco-friendly start-up gains business boost from Northumbria University students
An eco-friendly phone accessory start-up is making waves in the market, with a quarter of a million turnover in just its second year.
Registration is now open for the Design for Planet Festival at Northumbria
Biologist and wildlife film maker, Patrick Ayree, who worked for the BBC’s Natural History Unit alongside Sir David Attenborough, will host the Design Council’s Design for Planet Festival, due to take place at Northumbria University in November.
Researchers awarded funding to highlight community involvement in sustainable practices
Northumbria University academics have won a British Academy grant to conduct research that highlights the importance of communities in helping to shape a more sustainable future.
Northumbria to host award-winning Design for Planet festival
Northumbria University’s School of Design has been announced as the venue for this year’s Design for Planet festival, aimed at galvanising the design community to help tackle climate change.
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’s Summer 2022 newspaper is out now
Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, the newspaper is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University.
State-of-the-art heating project supports sustainability goals
EQUANS, the new name for global energy firm ENGIE’s services and regeneration-led business, has supported Northumbria University in further reducing its carbon footprint thanks to the installation of a £1.7 million high-tech heating system.
Academic wins international award for work on ecological sustainability
A researcher at Northumbria University is part of a group of academics to win a prestigious international award for their work on sustainable science.
Northumbria rated as top university in the North East for sustainability
Northumbria University has been rated as ‘first class’ for sustainability and is the highest ranked university in the North East in the latest People & Planet University league table.
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.
International research focuses on uniting minds and voices
As the spotlight on the landmark COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow continues into a second week, Professor of International Development at Northumbria University, Matt Baillie Smith, reflects on the importance of taking a collaborative approach to finding solutions which protect the future of the planet.
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.
Fashion industry’s hidden environmental timebomb revealed
The devastating environmental impact of plastic clothing hangers has been revealed for the first time – with calls for the fashion industry to urgently address the issue.
EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now
Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer in Real Estate Economics and Property Development, and Paul Michael Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, both at Northumbria University, discuss real estate in relation to climate change.
New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities
The North East’s reputation for renewable energy research has received a major boost, with confirmation that the UK’s next generation of doctoral researchers in this field will train in the region.
Northumbria lecturer and former student set sail to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the Indian Ocean
A design expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle raising awareness of the impact single use plastic is having on the world’s oceans by helping to create a boat made entirely from rubbish collected from African beaches – including 30,000 flipflops.
Syrian student shares his experiences
A promising student who was displaced from Syria has spoken of his experiences studying at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Northumbria students return from UK disaster research conference
Students from Northumbria’s Disaster and Development society recently attended the first UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) conference at Kings College, London.