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News in December 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

  • Grand renovation confirmed

    The historic Grand Hotel on Barras Bridge is to benefit from a major refurbishment by Newcastle University to improve the accommodation on offer to students.

    published on: 10 December 2012

  • Campus life through a lens

    The search is on for the next Ridley Scott as three students at Newcastle University launch a competition for fellow students to capture what’s best about life on campus and the city of Newcastle.

    published on: 10 December 2012

  • Annual lecture to be held in memory of renowned English Professor

    A renowned Newcastle University professor is to be remembered with an annual lecture in his honour.

    published on: 10 December 2012

  • Mary Webb: Journeys in Colour

    Artist Mary Webb, a graduate of Fine Art at Newcastle University, is back in the region to display her work at Hatton Gallery.

    published on: 7 December 2012

  • What we eat affects our jeans...and our genes

    New research has shown that molecular changes to our genes, known as epigenetic marks, are driven mainly by ageing but are also affected by what we eat.

    published on: 7 December 2012

  • Stem cell scientists help speed up drug discovery

    Newcastle University has today announced a consortium with industry to provide stem cells for drug discovery research.

    published on: 6 December 2012