Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The University offers research facilities and equipment across a range of disciplines and locations.
Partnerships and Collaborators
Part of Newcastle University’s strength in research comes from its extensive links and relationships with a number of partners. Newcastle works with a number of companies to produce research that has an impact on the wider community by generating a return on public funded investment. The University’s wide range of specialised units contributes to a variety of areas from engineering to farming to software reliability. Wider collaboration with the public and private sector can be seen in Newcastle University’s relationship with the regional development agency, One North East, and a number of other key partners. Further collaborative initiatives include joint investments in research services, strong European and international links, and the creation of spin-out companies.
Current Research Areas
The university is committed to a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary ethos and has strengths in a great range of subject areas. While Newcastle University operates at a global level, the University also demonstrates a commitment to the regional and local community, and plays a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. At present the university is focusing on two main ‘societal challenge themes’. 2010 saw the launch of the first of these themes. Healthy Ageing, led by the internationally recognised Institute for Ageing and Health, is developing cutting-edge research in a range of areas related to changing age. The second, launched in 2011, is Sustainability, and draws on research in engineering, social sciences and environmental science. Through the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, the University aims to find solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the world in terms of sustainability, based in the areas of the natural environment, technology sectors, and human systems. Professor Oliver Hinton, pro-vice chancellor for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, says, ‘By tackling challenges such as clean energy, sustainable farming, and green transport, our academics are not only inspiring the scientists and engineers of the future, but are also influencing current national and international government policies.’ 2012 will see the launch of a third theme, Social Renewal. Through these themes Newcastle University plans to address some of the most pressing needs in society, and help fulfill its vision to be a globally ambitious but regionally rooted research-intensive university.
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Through the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University aims to find so