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  • Siemens announces Newcastle University as its Global Principal Partner

    Newcastle University has been given Principal Partner Status by technology giant Siemens in recognition of the ongoing collaboration between the two organisations.

    published on: 5 June 2015

  • Newcastle Professor named Chief Scientific Advisor on transport

    Newcastle University’s Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, Phil Blythe, has today been named as the Government’s new Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department for Transport.

    published on: 2 June 2015

  • Ferrybridge closure no surprise and shows need for new energy strategy

    Following the news that SSE’s Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire is to close, and as SSE announces flat profits for 2015, one of the country’s leading energy experts has called for a new national energy strategy to be put in place as a matter of urgency.

    published on: 21 May 2015

  • PEALS hosts international workshop

    PEALS, in collaboration with Newcastle University's Institute for Social Renewal, the Institute for Sustainability, and theNuffield Council on Bioethics, hosted an international workshop entitled 'Science, ethics and citizenship: How might we improve the practice and governance of scientific research to enhance community benefit?'

    published on: 19 May 2015

  • Blog series on Sustainable Development Goals

    The Societal Challenge Theme Institutes are pleased to announce the launch of our blog series on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

    published on: 13 May 2015

  • Energy storage test bed is officially switched-on

    A unique energy storage test bed at Newcastle University is now online - storing energy from the local grid and testing innovative new technologies such as super-capacitors and long life, high performance batteries. 

    published on: 7 May 2015

  • Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

    Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. 

    published on: 23 April 2015

  • Digging for data where coal was once hewn

    A virtual cloud of computing power now covers land in Newcastle where coal wagons once ran and factory lines bottled one of the world’s favourite beers.

    published on: 23 April 2015

  • Brewing success on tap for enterprising students

    The first casks of ale from Europe’s first student-run microbrewery are being rolled out at Newcastle University.

    published on: 9 March 2015

  • Prof. Mark Robinson is the new ECTRI President

    ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes, whose membership is made up of major transport research institutes from 19 European countries, accounting for more than 4000 European scientific and research staff in the field of transport.

    published on: 3 March 2015

  • Reconsidering Localism

    A new book co-edited by Institute Associate Director Prof Simin Davoudi addresses the significance of localism for a range of policy issues, including sustainability.

    published on: 25 February 2015

  • Announcing early career researcher grant awardees

    published on: 24 February 2015

  • New Associate Director Dr Philip McGowan

    The Institute for Sustainability welcomes Dr Philip McGowan from the School of Biology who has joined the Institute as an Associate Director.

    published on: 20 February 2015

  • Call for Spring School Scholarship Applications

    The Institute for Sustainability and the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research are offering two Early Career Researcher Scholarships to attend the RENKEI Spring School on District Energy Supply within Cities.

    published on: 28 January 2015

  • Premier League green ranking for Newcastle University

    Newcastle University is ranked in the Premier League of green universities, a new study reveals.

    published on: 20 January 2015

  • A beacon of urban innovation

    Initial plans for Newcastle University’s £58 million Urban Sciences Building are being unveiled today ahead of a public consultation this evening.

    published on: 14 January 2015