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News in December 2014

  • Stop-start driving in city centres creates higher pollution levels

    Traditional methods of modelling traffic pollution could be under-estimating emissions by as much as 60%, particularly in areas where congestion occurs for a large part of the day, a team at Newcastle University has concluded.

    published on: 12 December 2014

  • Catherine Cookson supports the Hatton Gallery

    The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust has given a significant donation to the Hatton Gallery.

    published on: 11 December 2014

  • Chancellor pledges £20m for National Ageing Science and Innovation Centre at Newcastle University

    George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently visited Newcastle University, following a pledge of £20m of government funding for a new ageing science and innovation centre at the University. 

    published on: 11 December 2014

  • Tackling entry barriers to medical degrees

    A new report has highlighted the need for an expansion of outreach activity to ensure that there are more medical school applications coming from across the whole of the UK.

    published on: 11 December 2014

  • Newcastle school commemorates WW1 Christmas Truces

    Pupils at Archbishop Runcie School in Gosforth hosted a visit by The Farm to show the band how they are learning the history of the World War One Christmas truces.

    published on: 10 December 2014

  • Food banks just the tip of the iceberg

    Charities being left to feed families on the breadline highlights wider problems, warns a Newcastle academic.

    published on: 8 December 2014

  • A 'Living Laboratory' in the heart of Newcastle

    The Urban Sciences Building is a £58m commitment by Newcastle University to lead international research into creating the cities we want to live and work in.

    published on: 4 December 2014

  • Engineering our future

    The new Urban Sciences Building will tackle one of the great societal challenges of our age – ‘How do we build cities people want to live and work in but which are sustainable for future generations?’

    published on: 4 December 2014

  • A smarter way to power our future

    A reliable, affordable and dependable flow of electricity is vital to power society in the 21st Century.

    published on: 4 December 2014

  • Cyber-physical systems

    Our cities of the future will be ever more dependent on the complex relationship between computer systems, engineering, physics and human behaviour.

    published on: 4 December 2014