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thumbnail Newcastle University ranked 16th in UK for global research power

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Brink reports on the University’s success in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) which was published today.

published on: 18th December 2014

 
thumbnail Chancellor announces national centre for ageing at Newcastle University

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has pledged £20m towards the creation of a national centre for ageing at Newcastle University in his Autumn statement.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Annual Fund phonathon success

The generosity of Newcastle alumni has raised £86,000 this Autumn as a result of our dedicated team of student callers speaking with nearly 5,000 Newcastle graduates about the work of the University.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Gertrude Bell on BBC 1

The fascinating story of the North East's very own Gertrude Bell is to be brought to life on the small screen in a BBC Inside Out programme to be broadcast in the New Year.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Honorary Doctorates awarded

The University has given honorary degrees to broadcaster Angela Rippon OBE, and philanthropist Paul Marshall.   

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Catherine Cookson supports the Hatton Gallery

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust has given a significant donation to the Hatton Gallery.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail ‘Green’ deliveries arrive on campus

Expect to see more of the orange delivery van on campus - but many fewer conventional ones thanks to an innovative freight consolidation project.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Vote now for Maryport's 'mystery monuments'

An archaeological dig investigating Roman ‘mystery monuments’ in Cumbria has been nominated for one of the prestigious Current Archaeology magazine awards.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Hats off to Lindisfarne fans for campaign support

Fans of the legendary Newcastle band Lindisfarne are swapping their festive headwear for the charity feel-good-factor this Christmas.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail New York Fresh Produce Show

At the recent New York Fresh Produce Show, Dr Diogo Souza Monteiro delivered a lecture on aspects of his research involving the development of an app to assist consumer choice in the selection of food.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
 

Research

thumbnail Newcastle research prompts Sir Richard Branson to fund new study

Research carried out at Newcastle University which showed that Type 2 diabetes could be reversed in people who followed a very low calorie diet has prompted Sir Richard Branson to fund a new study.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Time to re-think what poverty means for Europe

A leading academic says EU policies are flawed because they rely on data that fails to accurately reflect poverty issues.


published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail New findings in the link between selenium and cancer

Higher levels of selenium are associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research* published in the International Journal of Cancer.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Food banks just the tip of the iceberg

Charities being left to feed families on the breadline highlights wider problems, warns a Newcastle academic.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Stop-start driving in city centres creates higher pollution levels

Traditional methods of modelling traffic pollution may under-estimate emissions by up to 60%, particularly where congestion occurs for a large part of the day, new research finds.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Indian children to benefit from new School in the Cloud

Prof Sugata Mitra’s vision to create seven Schools in the Cloud to help children everywhere tap into their innate sense of wonder is another step closer.


published on: 17th December 2014

 
 

People

thumbnail Leading scientists join Newcastle University as new heads of biology and chemistry

Two academics hailing from Munich will apply decades of world-leading knowledge to research at Newcastle University as the new heads of the biology and chemistry schools.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Tyne and Wear

Professor Chris Day has been commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail MRC Suffrage Science award

Jane Endicott, Professor of Cancer Structural Biology at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research is one of this year’s recipients of a MRC Suffrage Science award.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail My media fellowship

Research Associate in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Dr Vicky Forster shares her insights on her placement with the The Times.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Top prize for Rail Freight Services project

A new approach developed at NewRail, the centre for railway research at Newcastle University, secured first prize.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail CAT Programme Clinical Lectureship for Dr Simon Hackett

Newcastle University researcher Dr Simon Hackett, has become the first art therapist to be funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE).

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Celebrating our successes

Staff and students from across the university came together on Monday evening to celebrate our success in all aspects of university life.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
thumbnail Award Ceremony for successful staff

Dr John Hogan, Registrar, has presented City & Guilds Professional Recognition Awards to staff who recently completed the 2013-14 Senior Support Staff Development Programme delivered by the Staff Development Unit.

published on: 17th December 2014

 
 
 

Events

24th November 2014 - 21st December 2014

Ageing Well: Falls
Free 4 week online course open to anyone, in partnership with FutureLearn.

18th December 2014

A Higher Purpose: The University at War


 

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