About the University

Campus for Ageing & Vitality

Campus for Ageing and Vitality

Newcastle University carries out world-class research into ageing. We have the largest number of academics working on this area in Europe. Many of them are based on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

Our Campus for Ageing and Vitality is purpose-built on the site of the former Newcastle General Hospital in the west end of the city.

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

  • Wolfson Research Centre
  • Ageing Research Laboratories
  • Newcastle Biomedical Research Building
  • Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre
  • Clinical Ageing Research Unit
  • Business Innovation Facility
Ageing research laboratories at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Ageing research facilities

Ageing research areas

Research is led by the Institute for Ageing. 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

Working with businesses and volunteers

The campus brings the business and volunteer sector and the public into much closer contact with our research. It provides a single site where activities aimed at helping us stay healthy and active can co-exist.