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Northumbria University becomes UK’s first home of world-leading spectrometer
Academics in search of solutions to creating more energy efficient phones and television screens now have high-performance machinery at their fingertips, after Northumbria University has invested in a suite of new state-of-the-art equipment to push its leading-edge research forward.
Northumbria to lead research aimed at future-proofing the security of home technology devices
Research investigating the potential digital harms posed by household data sharing technologies has won a share of a major £3.6m award scheme.
Northumbria to lead chemical industries’ green recovery research consortium
Northumbria University has been named as part of a multimillion-pound research consortium that will help transform the UK’s manufacturing and construction sectors.
Exceptional service medal recognises voluntary work of Northumbria Professor
The Royal Society of Chemistry has bestowed a second major honour on a Northumbria University academic.
Just 12 months after the Royal Society of Chemistry honoured Professor John Dean with an Inspirational Member Award, his outstanding service to the Society has won further recognition.
Professor Dean, of the Department of Applied Sciences, has now been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistr
Northumbria’s Summer 2021 Newspaper is out now!
The Summer 2021 edition of Northumbria University News is now available to read online.
Northumbria brings Antarctica’s unseen world to the screen
A virtual performance exploring beneath Antarctica’s frozen surface will take place this month, combining scientific research from Northumbria University with poetry and electronic music.
Scientists determine cause of devastating Indian flood
A Northumbria University geomorphologist is among a team of international scientists to investigate the cause of the Uttarakhand flood in India earlier this year, which left more than 200 people dead or missing.
North East leading universities team up with BritishVolt to explore R&D and education collaborations
Britishvolt, the leading UK battery cell technology specialist, enters into an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Durham University, Newcastle University & Northumbria University Universities to provide research and educational support, as well as enhancing the innovation capabilities of Britishvolt Britishvolt remains on-track to start production of world-class, lithium-ion batteries fo
New tool highly effective at estimating the condition of tropical forests
A simple tropical forest assessment tool can be used by people with no prior experience in conservation to robustly estimate the condition of tropical forests, reveals new research by Northumbria University scientists, in collaboration with the University of Oxford.
UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow
A leading physicist and Chair of the United Nations space weather expert group is to join Northumbria University for one year after being awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship.
Northumbria University top 50 in the world for sustainability
Northumbria University has been ranked 50th in the world for sustainability in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, showcasing the excellent work being delivered by the University globally and in the local community.
EXPERT COMMENT: NFTs: why digital art has such a massive carbon footprint
In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses non-fungible tokens and digital art.
Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time
Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.
Work begins on experimental Living Building
Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.
Examining the impact of climate change on Siberia’s stores of permafrost
Northumbria University is to play a leading role in a major study to assess the long-term impact of global warming on Siberia’s thawing permafrost.
Permafrost is frozen ground that stores vast amounts of fossil carbon. Given that permafrost holds twice as much carbon as the atmosphere, and that almost a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost, this frozen land plays an essen
New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding
A team of researchers, including renewable energy experts from Northumbria University, has received significant funding to revolutionise the fabrication and application of photovoltaic devices used to produce solar energy.
EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked
In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, explores environmental myths around cryptocurrency.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them
In an article written for The Conversation, Katherine Baldock, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Northumbria University, explores how urban gardens can help conserve bees and butterflies.
Northumbria KTP addressing the challenges of the UK housing crisis is rated outstanding
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Platinum Electrical Engineering and Northumbria University has received the highest possible rating by an independent assessor.
EXPERT COMMENT: Thousands more satellites will soon orbit Earth – we need better rules to prevent space crashes
In a recent article written for The Conversation, Lauren Napier, Researcher in Space Law and Policy, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses the need for better rules to prevent space crashes as thousands more satellites start orbiting Earth.