Campus for Ageing and Vitality

Mark Walport, Director of Wellcome Trust, opens the Clinical Ageing and Research Unit (CARU)

Newcastle University carries out world-class research into ageing. We have the largest number of academics working on this key area in Europe, and many of them are based on this campus.

Ageing research areas

Research is led by the Institute for Ageing and Health and we focus on:

  • how we grow old
  • how we can stay healthy and active as we get older
  • how we can combat age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia

Campus for Ageing and Vitality

Our campus for ageing and vitality is a purpose-built campus on the site of the former Newcastle General Hospital in the west end of the city.

The campus is part of the Science City initiative, in which we are a lead partner. It is home to state-of-the-art facilities such as:

  • Wolfson Research Centre, the administrative headquarters for the Institute of Ageing and Health
  • Wellcome Biogerontology Building, providing state of the art facilities for research on basic mechanisms of ageing
  • Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre for the research application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging
  • Edwardson Building for the study of brain ageing
  • Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU), containing a mix of clinical, teaching and research facilities
  • Centre for the Health of the Elderly
  • Institute of Pathology
  • Changing Age for Business

Working with businesses and volunteers

The campus will bring the business and volunteer sector and the public into much closer contact with our research by creating one campus where activities aimed at helping us stay healthy and active can co-exist.

Find out more about the campus on the Changing Age website.