EXPERT COMMENT: Was the freak ‘medicane’ storm that devastated Libya a glimpse of North Africa’s future?
Mike Rogerson, Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria university, Dr Mahjoor Lone, Research Fellow in the department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University, and Belkasem Alkaryani, Lecturer in Geology at the University of Tobruk, discuss the environmental situation facing North Africa.
Funding boost from Turing Scheme unlocks global adventures for Northumbria students
Hundreds of Northumbria University students will work or study overseas this year thanks to a generous funding boost from the Turing Scheme.
EXPERT COMMENT: 'When you get status the struggle doesn’t end': what it's like to be a new refugee in the UK
When someone applies for asylum in the UK today, they may be waiting months or even years for their application to be decided, thanks to the record-high backlog that the government is failing to tackle.
EXPERT COMMENT: Hundreds of rivers and lakes cross international borders – countries need to commit to sharing the water
The Danube River starts in Germany and eventually flows into the Black Sea some 2,850 kilometres and ten countries later. If Germany were to dam or pollute the river, it could potentially affect nine other countries – and four of their capitals.
Research leads to new data on number of victims of terrorist group
Painstaking new analysis of activity linked to the terrorist organisation ETA, responsible for waging a campaign for independence in northern Spain and south-west France, suggests the total number of victims could have been underestimated by more than 100.
Sensors built into wearable patches could signal the future
New research involving a Northumbria University Professor has developed a wearable sensor capable of wirelessly transmitting information via acoustic waves through air and water.
Professor chosen as one of 10 new Senior Fellows joining UK in a Changing Europe
New research focusing on responses to the displacement of people since the beginning of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine will be the focus of a prestigious fellowship awarded to a Northumbria University academic.
Northumbria University Board member awarded OBE for services to higher education
Helen Fairfoul, a member of Northumbria University’s Board of Governors, has been awarded an OBE for her services to higher education in the New Year Honours 2023.
Northumbria launches degree in partnership with major global sports club
Northumbria University’s latest partnership opens the door to one of the world’s biggest football clubs; FC Barcelona.
Research documents rich heritage of Afro-descendant women living in Ecuador
Celebrating and sharing the lived history of Afro-Ecuadorian women, passed down through generations via the spoken word, is the objective of a collaborative research project led by Northumbria University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, alongside partners from the Mujeres de Asfalto collective, a Black feminist creative arts organisation.
Arts research inspires new approaches to emergency planning
As the UK Covid-19 inquiry gets underway and the country’s pandemic preparedness is examined, new performance research is making a significant impact on the future of emergency planning in the UK and beyond.
A Northumbria University academic has been made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
The accolade is conferred upon the most outstanding social scientists from around the UK each year, and Professor of Criminology, Dr Tanya Wyatt will this autumn join an elite group of distinguished individuals representing the full spectrum of the social sciences across academia, the public sector, business, and the area of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE).
Technology and traditional craft combine to highlight women’s safety
An intercontinental project by a Northumbria University researcher is using traditional crafting techniques and the latest technology to explore the international issue of women’s safety.
Young scientist selected by world forum to promote marine research
Due to the quality of his research around the impact of human activities on marine animals, a Northumbria University environmental scientist has been selected as a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA).
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
New research highlights young refugees’ voices and experiences
Experts from Northumbria University have revealed findings from a research study which examines the links between volunteer opportunities and the livelihoods of young refugees.
International recognition for Fine Art student
A talented Northumbria University student, known for her large-scale vibrant oil paintings, has been presented with the Student Artist of the Year award by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
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.
Experts in maths and music unite for conference
A Northumbria University academic will chair a prestigious conference exploring the historic relationship between mathematics and music, hosted by the Royal College of Music in London.