Protecting endangered, Yellow-eyed penguins from fatal infections
A team of researchers, led by Northumbria University, have been working to understand and develop a vaccine for an infection that’s been killing off rare penguins in New Zealand. Yellow-eyed penguins, locally known as hoiho (Māori name), are one of the world’s rarest species. They are native to New Zealand and its outlying islands. Hoiho breeding pairs have been rapidly declining for over two deca
‘Languageless’ public health messaging to fight the pandemic
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have developed public health messaging materials with a difference to overcome communication challenges in Guatemala.
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.
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.
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.
International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are investigating the effects of social distancing on mental health, quality of life and the use of social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table
Northumbria University is now ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK after a significant 20 place rise in The Guardian University Guide 2021.
Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known
A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.
Northumbria is top rated UK young university in global rankings
Northumbria University’s growing global reputation for academic excellence has been reinforced after becoming the highest placed UK university in the latest world rankings.
Students reimagine food economy at international Biodesign Challenge Summit
A team of students selected by the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, a collaborative initiative between Northumbria and Newcastle universities, will be competing as finalists for their biotech-based design project in the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2020, June 15-19.
Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!
Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world
An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.
Hats off and festive cheer to pioneering new graduates
A new university campus offering innovative and flexible study opportunities in the Netherlands has just seen its first cohort of students graduate with internationally recognised degrees.
Sport to promote economic and social development in Zambia
A cohort of five students and staff from Northumbria University will visit Zambia next summer to take part in the Volunteer Zambia programme, an initiative that Northumbria has played a significant role in over the last 15 years.
Global league table rates Northumbria for research
Northumbria University, Newcastle continues to improve its standing in global league tables and is now rated among the top universities in the world for research citations.
Travel experience leads to successful business start up
Two Northumbria University graduates have won the Duke of York’s Entrepreneur of the Year award after launching their own specialist tourism marketing business last year.
Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths
Thousands of annual heat-related deaths could be potentially avoided in major US cities if global temperatures are limited to the Paris Climate Goals compared with current climate commitments, according to a new study published today in Science Advances.
Kick off the festive season with Northumbria University’s Carol Service
Northumbria University will hold its annual Carol Service on Monday 10 December.All are welcome to the free event that starts at 6pm in Newcastle Cathedral, St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF.The service will include traditional carols, performances from the University and Cathedral Choirs, and will be followed by a light festive drinks reception.For more information and to register,
Students set to benefit from Brewin Dolphin Scholarship
Investment and Wealth management business Brewin Dolphin has pledged £9,000 for a scholarship programme to support Northumbria students wishing to study at the University's Amsterdam Campus.
Extra! Extra! The new edition of Northumbria University News is out now
The Autumn edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.