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News in March 2014

  • Princess Royal given an insight into how technology is changing lives

    Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, was at Newcastle University this week to see how technology is being used to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.

    published on: 29 March 2014

  • Training the talent of the future

    A multi-million pound training centre designed to plug the skills gap in one of the fastest growing areas of computer technology is to be based at Newcastle University.

    published on: 28 March 2014

  • Weighing up equality challenges in Higher Education

    The Universities of Durham and Newcastle are to host a national conference on women in higher education to examine the issues surrounding gender equality and career progression.

    published on: 28 March 2014

  • New £10m project will look at novel treatment for epilepsy

    A new technique which could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy is to be tested thanks to a £10m grant. Led by Newcastle University, teams from Imperial College London and UCL universities will also collaborate on the CANDO project to develop a brain implant, which uses light waves to try to counteract the disrupted brain activity which causes epileptic seizures. 

    published on: 27 March 2014

  • Solving the energy dilemma

    One hundred years after his death, Swan’s legacy burns brighter than ever.  Professor Tony Roskilly, Director of Newcastle University’s Sir Joseph Swan Centre, explains why the North East is still leading the way in energy research.

    published on: 26 March 2014

  • Newcastle University hosts Westminster debate on rural contribution to national economic growth

    Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy will host a panel event at which leading academic and policy experts will discuss the topic Re-imagining the rural: Are we neglecting the rural contribution to national economic growth?

    published on: 26 March 2014

  • Newcastle University honours Bryan Ferry CBE

    Legendary North East musician Bryan Ferry is to receive an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

    published on: 25 March 2014

  • It's time to build an ark

    A rich medieval tradition that died out nearly 500 years ago is being revived at Newcastle’s Castle Keep this week.

    published on: 25 March 2014

  • Financial incentives could help people make healthier life choices

    People may be more likely to adopt healthy behaviours if offered small financial incentives, the largest study of its kind has concluded.

    published on: 12 March 2014

  • School in the swamp

    Getting teachers into remote places is at the heart of Prof Sugata Mitra’s work and the latest addition to his School in the Cloud fits the bill perfectly.

    published on: 10 March 2014

  • Web portal will help research

    A new online system to match up patients with similar genotypes and phenotypes has been launched.

    published on: 6 March 2014

  • Recommended levels of sugar halved

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has halved its recommended levels of sugar intake, thanks to a study carried out by Newcastle University academics.

    published on: 6 March 2014

  • Artist finds patterns in history

    Fragments of a 104-year-old organ from a church in Gateshead form part of an unusual exhibition opening next month.

    published on: 3 March 2014

  • Fat-busting seaweeds identified

    Scientists at Newcastle University have identified the seaweeds which are most effective at preventing us from absorbing fat, opening up exciting possibilities for making everyday foods healthier.

    published on: 1 March 2014