In the Media - Archive

A valuable weapon in war against drug-resistant superbugs: Antibiotic offers hope

14 November 2013  The Independent
Article about the development of a new kind of antibiotic that causes microbes to digest themselves quotes comments on the research from Professor Kenn Gerdes, who believes it offers hope for a new way of tackling resistant bacterial infections.

published on: 14th November 2013

Disrupting bacterial communication opens up artificial cell design

14 November 2013  The Engineer
Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other.

published on: 14th November 2013

Research councils show value of restraint

14 November 2013  Times Higher
Article on research councils’ controversial demand management measures. Includes comments from Professor Nick Wright, pro-vice-chancellor for research and innovation, who mentions that Newcastle University's awards have more than doubled in value.

published on: 14th November 2013

The week in higher education

14 November 2013  Times Higher
Unions have called another nationwide strike for 3 December. Article states that two universities, one of which is Newcastle, may deduct pay if staff do not fulfil their contracts.

published on: 14th November 2013

Indonesia struggles to bridge its skills gap

14 November 2013  Times Higher
Newcastle University and Universitas Indonesia are to establish a doctoral training centre.

published on: 14th November 2013

Newcastle warns staff over working to contract

13 November 2013  Times Higher Education
Newcastle University emailed employees before a national strike on 31 October to warn them that working to contract constituted a “breach of contract” and this entitled them to withhold “100% of salary”.

published on: 13th November 2013

British universities killed 1.3m animals in research last year including almost a million mice, 10 dogs and six emus

13 November 2013 Daily Mail online
Result of FoIs to every university that performs animal reseach in the country.

published on: 13th November 2013

TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra to speak at conference in Kuala Lumpur

12 November 2013  Malaysia Star
Ted Prize winner of 2013, Professor Sugata Mitra will be the keynote speaker for a conference that will highlight the part technology can play in education.

published on: 12th November 2013

'I want to see the state just move aside'

12 November 2013  The Guardian
Article about James Tooley, the 'High Priest' of privatised education.

published on: 12th November 2013

Sarah Jackson: 'we need to get better at telling this efficiency story'

12 November 2013  The Guardian
Feature on how universities are improving efficiency, mentions Newcastle has saved £1.7m through improvements in procurement.

published on: 12th November 2013

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