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null Learning to innovate
A leading expert on innovation will be delivering a free public lecture at Northumbria University, Newcastle, next week.
Date Posted: April 2014
null ‘Blood lab’ inside a mobile phone could detect cancer
Plans to design a smart phone app that can detect leukaemia will be among the innovations presented by Northumbria University researchers at the Centre for Life this weekend.
Date Posted: April 2014
null Northumbria student business wins regional contest
Business-savvy Northumbria University students will represent the North East in a national enterprise competition after winning the regional finals.
Date Posted: April 2014
Generic News image Why the UK should look to Greece to mend political ‘crisis’
As Culture Secretary Maria Miller has stepped down following criticism for over-claiming on her expenses, a Northumbria University politics expert is pointing to Ancient Greece for a solution to the UK’s political system.
Date Posted: April 2014
null Northumbria Law School wins again!
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has won a prestigious award recognising Northumbria Law School’s dedication to clinical legal education, exceptional degree programmes and pro bono legal assistance.
Date Posted: April 2014
null Northumbria student named a winner in Orange international design competition
A design student from Northumbria University, Newcastle has been named a winner in an international competition run by Orange.
Date Posted: April 2014
Research Record Thumb Northumbria researchers win record funding
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has secured a record five research grants in this year’s British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants programme. These grants support primary research in humanities and social sciences and are awarded to established scholars.
Date Posted: April 2014
Generic News image When managers attack: Coaches who care about pundits’ opinions worse at controlling anger
The notoriously short fuses of some sports coaches could be explained by excessive concern with how they will be seen by others, according to new research.
Date Posted: March 2014
Generic News image Northumbria students, graduates and academics shortlisted in Culture Awards
The Journal Culture Awards shortlist was unveiled this month boasting a hotbed of talent including Northumbria University’s very own students, graduates and academics.
Date Posted: March 2014
null Partnership to bring science to life
Two organisations committed to shaping the future of science in the North East have joined forces in a new alliance that will draw the public into the world of science.
Date Posted: March 2014
null £1.2m grant to help young people to ‘Think Physics’ 
A pioneering project to get young people to ‘Think Physics’ from early years through to university has been awarded £1.2 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Date Posted: March 2014
null Shining a light on student enterprise
Enterprising Northumbria University students are celebrating business success after winning awards for their innovative products.
Date Posted: March 2014
null Northumbria expands into London
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has announced the launch of its new London campus as it expands its academic presence in the UK’s capital and internationally. This move means Northumbria will offer programmes in two of the UK’s top cities for students, London and Newcastle.
Date Posted: March 2014
null UK Minister welcomes Northumbria’s growing presence in Indonesia
David Willetts MP has welcomed the signing of a new strategic partnership agreement between Northumbria University, Newcastle, and BINUS International in Indonesia that will create the BINUS-Northumbria School of Design (BNSD).
Date Posted: March 2014
null Team Northumbria win Stan Calvert Cup
Team Northumbria, the competitive sports arm of Northumbria University, has won the cup in one of the UK’s largest varsity sporting events.
Date Posted: March 2014
Generic News image Northumbria graduate wins Royal Television Society Award
A Media Production graduate from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has won a Royal Television Society Award.
Date Posted: March 2014
Vice-Chancellor Andrew Wathey and Kevin Kerrigan receiving award from Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip Queen presents Anniversary Prize
The Queen has today presented Northumbria University, Newcastle, with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office.
Date Posted: February 2014
null Key African role for sports development expert
An academic from Northumbria University, Newcastle will advise a new African organisation on how sport can be used to both alleviate economic and development issues and create entrepreneurial opportunities.
Date Posted: February 2014
null Shining a light on solar research
Northumbria researchers are working on a £2m project to investigate sustainable sunlight-harnessing materials.
Date Posted: February 2014
null Former lawyer and leading business figure is new NECC Chair
Northumbria University's Pro-Vice Chancellor, Lucy Winskell, has taken the role of Chairman of The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC), the region's largest business membership organisation.
Date Posted: February 2014
Drugs Do work Plants and the Human Brain - Why humans think like insects
Similarities between human and insect brains could be the reason why humans are attracted to plant-derived chemicals, such as tea, coffee, tobacco and drugs, according to a new book.
Date Posted: February 2014
null Top of the class for Northumbria’s Teacher Training
The Government’s regulator for assessing teaching standards across the UK has given Northumbria University’s Teacher Training programmes a resounding thumbs up for the twelfth year running – the only university to sustain this record in the UK.
Date Posted: February 2014
null University’s £1 million boost for regional businesses
Northumbria University is launching a £1.1m project to help start-up 30 new businesses and to provide graduate interns for more than 50 small businesses.
Date Posted: December 2013
null Sir Hew Strachan to launch World War I lecture series
Northumbria University is marking the centenary of World War I with a series of lectures that will be launched on Wednesday 9th October by Sir Hew Strachan.
Date Posted: October 2013

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