In the Media

That shrinking feeling: How the silicon era came and went

29 March Sunday Times magazine
Feature on what the future holds in terms of innovative ideas includes mention of Prof Rachel Armstrong's 'self growing skyscrapers', part of her research into living architecture.

Conference lures experts in landscape and wilderness

28 March The Journal
Ninety delegates attended a three-day conference at Newcastle University under the banner of Landscape, Wilderness and The Wild.

Universities get research funding injection

27 March 2015  The Journal
Universities across the North East are celebrating winning a share of a £70m windfall for pioneering research over the next academic year. The biggest slice will go to Newcastle University, which will receive £35.9m from Hefce for its research programme.

Innovation keyword at £17m Neptune centre

27 March 2015  The Journal, Energy, Marine & Offshore Report
Two major new developments on the banks of the Tyne are set to boost the region’s world-leading innovation strengths. Professor Nick Wright, PVC, comments on the unique opportunity for collaboration between industry and academia.

It's a dog's life…

27 March 2015  Northern Echo
Columnist Sharon Griffiths is excited by the MOOCs on offer and has signed up for Newcastle University's 'Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier'. (Please scroll down to this item)

Three cheers for the 'three-parent' baby - a medical breakthrough that will save lives

27 March 2015  Daily Mirror
Each year, about 150 women and their families could benefit from the “mitochondrial donation” technique developed by experts at Newcastle University.

Winners and losers in Hefce funding allocations

26 March 2015  Times Higher Education
The allocations are published today - Newcastle University features in the full table.

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

26 March 2015  Atlantic magazine
When pupils can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do? Mentions Professor Sugata Mitra’s self-organized learning environments.

The gift of understanding

26 March 2015  The Journal
A widow who has donated her late husband's brain tissue to the Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource based at the University, has urged others to do the same. The Resource has contributed to the understanding of dementia and neurodegenerative disease.

Care disparity for children with cerebral palsy

25 March 2015  The Journal
A study published today by Prof Judith Rankin shows vastly different levels of treatment for children with cerebral palsy in the region. No url but see press release.

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