National Innovation Centre, Newcastle Helix
New £50m national innovation centre given go-ahead
New £50m national innovation centre given go-ahead

Permission has been granted for a major new development which will link up university academic talent with industry and the public sector to help develop skills needed to solve real world problems.  The £50m national innovation centre, on Science Central will bring together businesses, academics and the public to support the research and development of […]

Tyne Bridge, River Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle named as a top UK smart city
Newcastle named as a top UK smart city

Newcastle is the fastest growing region outside of London for digital and technology employment, according to the second UK Smart Cities Index. “We’re extremely proud to be included and recognised in this year’s Huawei Smart Cities Index, as it shows the scale of progress we have made over the past 18 months”   Professor Mark […]

The Core, Newcastle Helix
Construction underway on new Learning and Teaching Centre at Newcastle Science Central
Construction underway on new Learning and Teaching Centre at Newcastle Science Central

Work has started on a £34 million Learning and Teaching Centre for Newcastle University based on Newcastle Science Central which is set to open in September 2019. Sir Robert McAlpine, a leading UK building and civil engineering company, has been appointed by Newcastle Science Central LLP to create an inspirational and sustainable learning and teaching […]

Cavitation Tunnel Newcastle Uni
A new era for marine engineering research at Newcastle University
A new era for marine engineering research at Newcastle University

Newcastle University has unveiled its newly-refurbished Emerson Cavitation Tunnel as part of a £2.5m investment in marine engineering. Carefully re-located from the University’s city centre campus, the cavitation tunnel’s new home at Port of Blyth is twice the size of its former location and includes a number of other experimental facilities to support world-leading research […]

North East England is a world leader in Subsea and Offshore Renewable Sectors
North East England is a world leader in Subsea and Offshore Renewable Sectors

The North East is at the heart of a globally important offshore renewable energy sector A new audit of the offshore renewable energy industry in the North of England and Scotland (published 21st September) has revealed the strong contribution that the region makes to the UK’s position as a global leader in innovation in offshore […]

The Core, Newcastle Helix
New national innovation centre to put UK at forefront of big data
New national innovation centre to put UK at forefront of big data

A new £30m National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) aims to see the next Google or Facebook started in the UK and help the country capitalise on a potential £40bn a year boost to the economy.  The centre, whose funding has today been confirmed by Minister for Digital Matt Hancock, aims to link up leading […]

Newcastle Uni Cyber Security
Newcastle University recognised as a national leader in cyber research
Newcastle University recognised as a national leader in cyber research

Newcastle University has reaffirmed its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for cyber security research after being named a Centre of Excellence by Government. Led by the University’s world-leading School of Computing Science, the announcement is a renewal of Newcastle’s Centre of Excellence status, making it a key player in the Government’s National […]

Countdown begins to opening of region’s £60m ‘building of the future’
Countdown begins to opening of region’s £60m ‘building of the future’

The countdown has begun to the official opening of Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building which is due to be completed August 2017. The state-of-the-art structure on Science Central will be the new home for the University’s School of Computing Science and its 1,395 staff and students. It is the second of the University’s buildings to […]