Press Releases in 2014

thumbnail Abstract art up for sale

One of Victor Pasmore’s original prints being auctioned at Christie’s this week is likely to attract attention as it is a rare example of his later work.

published on: 14th April 2014


thumbnail Newcastle University is the place to be according to international students

Newcastle University continues to climb when it comes to achieving international student satisfaction.

published on: 11th April 2014


thumbnail Google Glass puts the focus on Parkinson's

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s.

published on: 9th April 2014


thumbnail Unique insight into life in the Far East

The China Independent Film Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Newcastle next month, offers a unique insight into the world’s most populated country.

published on: 8th April 2014


thumbnail Leading software company taps into graduate talent

Two computing science students are soon to join the ranks of Newcastle University graduates at thriving North East software consultancy and development company, Scott Logic.

published on: 3rd April 2014


thumbnail Heritage Lottery Fund green light for Hatton Gallery re-development plans

An ambitious £3.5 million project to revitalise Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery has received a significant boost today, with initial support*, including £154,000 development funding, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

published on: 2nd April 2014


thumbnail Princess Royal given an insight into how technology is changing lives

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, was at Newcastle University this week to see how technology is being used to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.

published on: 29th March 2014


thumbnail Training the talent of the future

A multi-million pound training centre designed to plug the skills gap in one of the fastest growing areas of computer technology is to be based at Newcastle University.

published on: 28th March 2014


thumbnail Weighing up equality challenges in Higher Education

The Universities of Durham and Newcastle are to host a national conference on women in higher education to examine the issues surrounding gender equality and career progression.

published on: 28th March 2014


thumbnail New £10m project will look at novel treatment for epilepsy

A new technique which could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy is to be tested thanks to a £10m grant. Led by Newcastle University, teams from Imperial College London and UCL universities will also collaborate on the CANDO project to develop a brain implant, which uses light waves to try to counteract the disrupted brain activity which causes epileptic seizures. 

published on: 27th March 2014


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