Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering


Memorandum of Understanding

Founded in 1946, Arup has grown to being one of the world's largest engineering consultancies. Arup's founding partner, Ove Arup, was born in Newcastle.

The Memorandum of Understanding with Arup builds on a long track record of collaboration. This includes:

  • student placements and graduate jobs
  • PhD studies
  • staff exchanges
  • Royal Academy Fellow lectureships

Current works include:

  • Arup staff doing undergraduate and postgradute teaching and curriculum design
  • joint research and exploration of climate change impacts, adaptation and carbon sequestration
  • infrastructure systems – including the modelling of networks, structures and soils

We also work on urban sustainability, including:

  • the Urban Observatory
  • energy-efficient buildings
  • intelligent urban transport systems
  • integrated resource modelling
Alumna Laura Hanson, a consultant with Arup, supports research and student events