In the Media

Finding common ground on the campus

25 February 2014  Oman Daily Observer
Feature on the NUMed campus in Malaysia.

Scottish bid to split brings rare unity among UK politicians

25 February 2014  Christian Science Monitor
Dr Alistair Clark talks about the Scottish independence referendum.

Business expert Lucy to inspire students

25 February 2014  Northern Echo
Respected northern business leader, Lucy Armstrong, has been given the role of David Goldman visiting professor of innovation and enterprise at Newcastle University Business School.

A poem, a ukulele and a Chinese prize

23 February 2014  Sunday Telegraph
Newcastle student Jack Deverson won a Chinese speaking contest in China against native speakers which included a talk in Mandarin on England's 'north-south divide'.

Leading universities 'expand by a third in just two years'

22 February 2014  The Telegraph
Newcastle's 21% increase is mentioned in a report about institutions which have benefited the most from government reforms designed to give them the freedom to recruit more students.

Alchemists chief is new visiting prof

22 February 2014  The Journal
Lucy Armstrong, chief executive of The Alchemists, has been appointed the 11th David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise and will spend the next year looking at the challenges of succession and growth.

How voices tickle the dog brain

21 February 2014  National Geographic
Christopher Petkov, reader in Comparative Neuropsychology, comments on a study which shows that dogs have a region in their brains which is sensitive to voices.

HS2 benefits are ‘ambiguous’ at best’, says professor

21 February 2014   The Journal
John Tomaney a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University, has led a study looking at the impact of high speed rail in the French city of Lyon – which is the same distance from Paris as Newcastle is from London.  Professor Tomaney say the study shows that the benefits of the Government’s planned HS2 high speed rail link are ambiguous.

University folk sweep board at award night

21 February 2014  The Journal
Graduates of the University’s folk and traditional music degree and masters courses Bella Hardy and Faye Hield won top awards at the Radio 2 Folk Awards on Wednesday night.

Grant winners

20 February 2014  Times Higher
Timothy Boswell has been awarded a grant from the BBSRC to investigate feeding in broiler chickens.

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