Press Releases in 2015

thumbnail Honorary graduates reflect University’s values

Influential leaders in their field are being recognised by Newcastle University.

published on: 8th April 2015


thumbnail Design boost for lifeboats

The approach to the design of all-weather lifeboats is set for a re-evaluation as part of a major study being led by Newcastle University and the RNLI, with support from Lloyds’ Register.

published on: 8th April 2015


thumbnail Newcastle motors ahead in the race for a fully automated transport system

New technology which allows traffic lights to ‘talk’ directly to motorists to inform the way they drive is being rolled out across Newcastle.

published on: 3rd April 2015


thumbnail New scheme to boost partnerships between academia and industry

Newcastle University will receive a funding boost of £250,000 to help researchers and industry work together to enhance knowledge and skills by promoting the value of joint ventures.

published on: 2nd April 2015


thumbnail Treasure hunt adds up to a world record

Children who took part in a record breaking maths-based treasure hunt on the Quayside have just received official recognition of their success.

published on: 1st April 2015


thumbnail Giving young voters 'appt' advice

Academics from Newcastle University have played a key role in developing a unique app, designed specifically for young people in the run up to the General Election.

published on: 1st April 2015


thumbnail Experts call for devolved infrastructure powers and funding for local authorities

Senior researchers at some of the country’s leading universities are calling for more devolved powers and funding for local authorities to solve the UK’s infrastructure challenges.

published on: 27th March 2015


thumbnail Young Christians see volunteering as a means to be closer to God, not closer to an employer

Short-term volunteering overseas is seen by young people as an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about their Christian faith and more confident in practicing and discussing it, researchers at Newcastle University have concluded.

published on: 26th March 2015


thumbnail Healthcare a ‘postcode-lottery’ for children with cerebral palsy, new study shows

Children with cerebral palsy face a ‘postcode-lottery’ in the healthcare they receive, new research has revealed.

published on: 25th March 2015


thumbnail New study to explore the unintentional overdosing of vitamin A

Newcastle University academic Dr Georg Lietz has been awarded $2.1M by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the safety of vitamin A programs targeted at children in developing countries.

published on: 24th March 2015


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