Digital Institute



We are transforming Newcastle University's research and its impact on society.

Computer hardware

Our research strength has resulted in over £100m in research income over the past 15 years, from both industry and the UK research councils.

Our work is largely multi-disciplinary, ranging widely over areas including healthcare, smart cities, assistive technology for an ageing population and transport. We have been responsible for some of the UK's largest research projects, including the RCUK £12m Digital Economy Hub in Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) whose work is currently being further developed through the new £40m National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation.

In recent years, the ability to combine expertise in scalable computing, statistics and visualisation has proved valuable in tackling many research problems. One current focus is the Internet of Things and­ much of this work is focused on Newcastle's new £70m Science Central Smart Campus development, and on healthcare analytics from wearable devices.

Our work was recognised by the award of the 2014 Jim Gray Award from Microsoft for our track record of using innovative digital technologies to advance science.

Find out about our research projects and research software