Press Releases in 2012

thumbnail Newcastle University reports strong year of performance

Maintaining student numbers and high levels of student satisfaction, developing international activity and increasing research income have topped a strong year of performance by Newcastle University.

published on: 20th December 2012


thumbnail Medical research boosted by major North East company

Young researchers and scientists will be pushing the frontiers of research into ageing, human genetics and neurodegenerative disease at Newcastle University with the help of a £1m donation from the Barbour Foundation. 

published on: 20th December 2012


thumbnail Scintillating star: More sparkle with two eyes

The scintillating grid, where the grid appears to sparkle, has been shown to be more sparkly when you view it with both eyes rather than one eye.

published on: 19th December 2012


thumbnail Popular TV chefs less healthy than ready meals

Recipes created by popular TV chefs contain significantly more energy, protein, fat, and saturated fat and less fibre per portion than supermarket ready meals.

published on: 18th December 2012


thumbnail All at sea for Christmas

Newcastle University scientist Susan Gebbels today sets sail to the centre of the Pacific Ocean as part of a new expedition to uncover one of the earth’s deepest secrets.

published on: 17th December 2012


thumbnail Science hits the streets

Christmas shoppers in Newcastle City Centre were stopped in their tracks by the fun and fascinating live demonstrations of a team of science buskers.

published on: 13th December 2012


thumbnail Ageing Creatively: the art of growing older

New research which aims to find out if the arts can improve wellbeing in later life is being carried out at Newcastle University.

published on: 12th December 2012


thumbnail British team look for life in Antarctica

Today, a British team of scientists and engineers will realise a 16 year ambition to drill down through over three kilometres of Antarctic ice into an ancient buried lake.

published on: 12th December 2012


thumbnail Newcastle University Business School welcomes world-leading academics

Following a global hunt, Newcastle University Business School has welcomed over 20 new scholarly appointments from eight countries, including a director of teaching and learning, in what has been a dynamic period in the School’s development.

published on: 11th December 2012


thumbnail “Outstanding research leader" to tackle obesity

Professor Ashley Adamson has won a prestigious award that recognises “the country’s most outstanding research leaders”.

published on: 11th December 2012


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