Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a public research university that was established in 1834 as School of Medicine and Surgery. Based at Haymarket, Newcastle it became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1963 following an Act of Parliament. It is currently a member of the Russell Group, an association of intensive UK universities and has a large, recognised EU research portfolio.


Paul Linford: The time for a political game-changer may now have passed

The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on why George Osborne may pay for his refusal to pull rabbits from hats in his Budget

Chancellor backs North Sea gas and oil but is criticised for failing to tackle infrastructure

Labour react as George Osborne makes his final Budget before the General Election

The life of Sandra Kerr: From Bagpuss to folk legends Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

Award winning Sandra Kerr, mum of folk star Nancy Kerr, talks about her rich and varied life

Newcastle University student brewery launches first ale after beer taste survey

OverDraught ale goes on sale at the university and certain pubs after campus survey of tastes in beers

£47m plan to develop land near St James' Park could create 500 construction jobs

A consultation event for proposals to develop the site around the St James Metro carpark takes place this week

Newcastle-based Girl Geeks Campus gains support from Accenture

Professional services firm backs programme aimed at promoting STEM subjects and careers to female students

PR agency The Tonic Communications gets behind Journal's campaign for prompt payment

Business with offices in North Tyneside and the Midlands says respect and trust are crucial to commercial relationships

Paintings by top artist Frank Auerbach acquired by The Laing and Hatton

The Laing and Hatton are among North East galleries to benefit from a painting collection received in lieu of tax

NIBE and business school to host discussion on ethics in businesses

With input from Northumbrian Water, Hodgson Sayers and others, event aims to establish peer support network

North East scientist plays part in challenge to feed a growing world

Newcastle company chief sets up foundation fund to help region's researchers boost food production

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Newcastle University student utilities firm goes national after first month in business

Student firm One Utility Bill aims to give students access to cheaper utilities and broadband and avoid arguments about bills

Newcastle City Council is using public money to make the city attractive to investors

As Newcastle's Science Central development opens for business, city council leader Nick Forbes makes the case for continuing to use council cash to create the right conditions for investors

Inaugural Newcastle Poetry Festival will bring internationally renowned poets to Tyneside

The event, organised by Newcastle University's Centre for the Literary Arts will launch Sean O'Brien's new collection The Beautiful Librarians

Global business leaders bid to inspire North East students

Newcastle University scheme sees top entrepreneurs sharing their stories with students and the public

Tyneside Cinema to screen Martin Luther King documentary about his visit to the region

The Tyneside Cinema is putting on a series of screenings of the 30-min BBC programme to coincide with the release of the film Selma

Victor Pasmore and Peter Yates exhibition opens at Newcastle Hatton Gallery

An exhibition of work by Victor Pasmore, Peter Yates and other artists with an interest in architecture has opened at the Hatton Gallery

Author Sheila Stokes-White helps Tyneside businesses get to grips with ethics

Writer Sheila Stokes-White addressed business leaders and students on the findings from her book The Ethics of Work

What is the North East's best building? Our panel of experts try and find out the answer

We turn our gaze onto what is the best building in the North East and ask experts for their opinions

Newcastle-based folk group Pons Aelius win prestigious award at Celtic Connections Festival

The sextet, who were one of 73 acts performing on the Open Stage at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow in the competition won the Danny Kyle Award

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Newcastle-born author Emily Woof on her new novel set

Emily Woof appeared in films including The Full Monty but has now written a novel set in the North East in the 1980s

Newcastle expertise leads research on 3d printing of foot orthotics

Peacocks Medical Group are working with researchers from the University of Newcastle and Glasgow Caledonian University

Newcastle University professor Sugata Mitra has re-designed the future of learning

Sugata Mitra has used his TED award to build seven “schools in the cloud”, where children from across the planet can teach themselves anything

North East Civil engineers group backs Journal's Pay Fair campaign

Chairman Chris Dancer discusses the impact of late payment on the construction industry and calls

Matthew Flintham exhibition at Newcastle University plots military use of land and space

Newcastle University artist Matthew Flintham investigates out of bounds landscapes as part of a new North East exhibition

Newcastle University Professor Sugata Mitra opens final 'school in the cloud'

The Newcastle University professor who inspired the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire has opened his flagship 'school in the cloud'

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from July to September

July to September saw the North East lead the way in a 'three-parent babies' project to protect unborn infants from congenital genetic defects

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Youngster London Green, who has been in isolation for most of his life, was given a bone marrow transplant for the serious rare illness TRF8

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: October

We look at the stories that dominated North East business news in October 2014

Newcastle experts set to deliver world-leading project in fight against cancer and rare diseases

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Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is chosen as one of 11 centres in country to lead breakthrough genomics project

Revelopment of Gateshead and Newcastle proves the case for devolution, report says

Grainger Town, Hadrian's Wall and Gateshead Quays are used as examples of why more power should be given to councils

Construction firm starts work on student accommodation block

Project close to Newcastle University maintains features of 18th century townhouses

North East businesses urged to capitalise on £5,000 'innovation vouchers'

The North East LEP's North East Innovation Board has highlighted the scheme run by InnovateUK

The Journal Opinion: Is new student accommodation plan a concern?

The Journal's opinion column for Wednesday, December 17, in which we look at plans for more student accommodation in Newcastle

Newcastle University dig which discovered incredible Roman altars in line for award

Excavations were made of a fort and temple discovered in the 1880s by local bank manager Joseph Robinson

Concerns raised over skills gap in the North East

Matt Boyle, chief executive of Sevcon said the engineers he needs do not exist in the North East

Economic confidence fuels commercial property growth: A look back on 2014

Bradley Hall, DTZ, GVA and Naylors give us their take on industrials, investment and offices' performance in 2014

Hats off to Lindisfarne fans for Future Fund campaign support

Party hats at the Lindisfarne Christmas shows in Newcastle this year will be exchanged for a donation to the Future Fund

Chancellor puts North at heart of finance statement - but massive cuts are coming

George Osborne's plan to cut stamp duty may not affect average buyers in the North East, analysis shows


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