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thumbnail Maryport temples dig wins national award

An archaeological dig led by Professor Ian Haynes has been named Research Project of the Year, following its discovery of colossal ‘mystery monuments’ overlooking the Solway.

published on: 10th March 2015

thumbnail Leading expert in social renewal recognised with prestigious fellowship

The Carnegie Trust has announced the appointment of Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE as Carnegie Fellow for 2015.

published on: 4th March 2015

thumbnail Funding boost for life and health sciences in the North of England

The Northern Health Science Alliance’s (NHSA) ambitious project of establishing an internationally recognised life science and healthcare economy in the North of England has been given a vital boost following funding from Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE).

published on: 2nd March 2015

thumbnail World first led by Newcastle University

Last night the UK became the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.

published on: 25th February 2015

thumbnail SOLE experience encourages 'deeper learning'

Prof Sugata Mitra has shown that groups of eight-year-olds can answer GCSE and A-level questions using the Internet, and also retain this knowledge several months later.

published on: 24th February 2015

thumbnail Bionic hand that is 'sensitive' to touch and temperature

A bionic hand that can sense pressure and temperature and transmit the information back to the brain is the focus of a new £1.4m UK research project.

published on: 24th February 2015

thumbnail New research partnership to inform policing policy and practice

A new programme of research and knowledge sharing is to play a key role in informing future policing policy, following funding for a major new research collaboration in the North of England.

published on: 23rd February 2015

thumbnail £2.5m to train specialists in environmental risk and mitigation

A consortium of four leading UK universities, including Newcastle, has been awarded £2.5m to train the next generation of researchers to become experts at assessing and mitigating risk using Big Data.

published on: 11th February 2015

thumbnail Newcastle University in joint bid for the Food and Environment Research Agency

Defra today announced £14.5 million of new investment in the Food and Environment Research Agency through a joint venture with Capita and Newcastle University.

published on: 11th February 2015

thumbnail Newcastle University to lead research into distressing symptoms of dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society has awarded funding to Newcastle University to establish a new Doctoral Training Centre to study the symptoms of a particularly distressing form of dementia.

published on: 5th February 2015

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