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News in 2012

  • Newcastle University reports strong year of performance

    Maintaining student numbers and high levels of student satisfaction, developing international activity and increasing research income have topped a strong year of performance by Newcastle University.

    published on: 20 December 2012

  • Medical research boosted by major North East company

    Young researchers and scientists will be pushing the frontiers of research into ageing, human genetics and neurodegenerative disease at Newcastle University with the help of a £1m donation from the Barbour Foundation. 

    published on: 20 December 2012

  • Scintillating star: More sparkle with two eyes

    The scintillating grid, where the grid appears to sparkle, has been shown to be more sparkly when you view it with both eyes rather than one eye.

    published on: 19 December 2012

  • Popular TV chefs less healthy than ready meals

    Recipes created by popular TV chefs contain significantly more energy, protein, fat, and saturated fat and less fibre per portion than supermarket ready meals.

    published on: 18 December 2012

  • All at sea for Christmas

    Newcastle University scientist Susan Gebbels today sets sail to the centre of the Pacific Ocean as part of a new expedition to uncover one of the earth’s deepest secrets.

    published on: 17 December 2012

  • Science hits the streets

    Christmas shoppers in Newcastle City Centre were stopped in their tracks by the fun and fascinating live demonstrations of a team of science buskers.

    published on: 13 December 2012

  • Ageing Creatively: the art of growing older

    New research which aims to find out if the arts can improve wellbeing in later life is being carried out at Newcastle University.

    published on: 12 December 2012

  • British team look for life in Antarctica

    Today, a British team of scientists and engineers will realise a 16 year ambition to drill down through over three kilometres of Antarctic ice into an ancient buried lake.

    published on: 12 December 2012

  • Newcastle University Business School welcomes world-leading academics

    Following a global hunt, Newcastle University Business School has welcomed over 20 new scholarly appointments from eight countries, including a director of teaching and learning, in what has been a dynamic period in the School’s development.

    published on: 11 December 2012

  • “Outstanding research leader" to tackle obesity

    Professor Ashley Adamson has won a prestigious award that recognises “the country’s most outstanding research leaders”.

    published on: 11 December 2012

  • Bugs from space offer new source of power

    Bacteria normally found 30km above the earth have been identified as highly efficient generators of electricity.

    published on: 22 February 2012

  • Dash to help - new app to improve stroke treatment

    The Newcastle team who helped develop the FAST system to identify a stroke are now piloting an app to ensure the best treatment for stroke patients - and it has caught the attention of the Health Secretary.

    published on: 20 February 2012

  • New regulations fail to make TV food adverts healthier for children

    Despite new regulations restricting TV advertisements for food, children are still exposed to the same level of advertising for unhealthy products, researchers have found.

    published on: 15 February 2012

  • Improving the health and wellbeing of dementia sufferers

    A Newcastle University medic is recognised as one of the UK's most promising leaders in medical health research and awarded a £1.5m National Institute for Health Research professorship for dementia work.

    published on: 15 February 2012

  • International Development Conference 2012 - 'The World at 7 Billion: Rethinking Development'

    The International Development Society at Newcastle University announce their annual conference which will focus on contemporary challenges and opportunities in International Development and how these are impacted by a growing population.

    published on: 15 February 2012

  • The Joy of Cheques

    An electronic cheque which eliminates the need for costly processing by banks but preserves the simplicity and ease of a traditional cheque book has been designed by a team of academics in the UK.

    published on: 13 February 2012

  • To fish or not to fish?

    Most fishermen would not give up their livelihood despite dwindling catches, a new study has revealed.

    published on: 10 February 2012

  • Living with Floods

    Youngsters and community leaders with first-hand experience of the devastation caused by flooding are helping to draw up action plans that will improve the way we can respond to future floods in our region.

    published on: 9 February 2012

  • New Institute for Social Renewal launched at Newcastle University

    Newcastle University has launched a dedicated Institute for Social Renewal which will be a focus for research into global challenges such as stimulating enterprise, regenerating places and tackling health and education inequalities.

    published on: 8 February 2012

  • Top speakers bring Insights to Newcastle University

    He was a hit with Newcastle audiences in Victorian times and Charles Dickens will be pulling in the crowds again 200 years after he was born at a public lecture at Newcastle University.

    published on: 8 February 2012