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We are a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. We’re world-class at many things, but particularly recognised for our expertise in:
- Ageing and Health
- Cities and Place
- Culture and Creative Arts
- One Planet
Newcastle upon Tyne
Smart traffic corridor
Newcastle leading the way in using digital technology to tackle congestion.
Newcastle Helix District Energy Scheme
Providing low-carbon District Energy to this flagship city-centre quarter
Securing our energy networks
A new lab will allow researchers to put the electricity grid through its paces, simulating events like power cuts due to severe weather.
Helping communities use sensors to solve local issues
SenseMyStreet is a toolkit that enables local communities to commission sensors that collect environmental data about their street.
Research to understand the spread of COVID-19 on public transport
TRACK (Transport Risk Assessment for Covid Knowledge) is a multidisciplinary project designed to address knowledge gaps around COVID-19 transmission on public transport.
Co-designing the future of the Metro
Research generated through Metro Futures informed a successful £362m bid to the Department for Transport for a fleet of new Tyne and Wear Metro trains.
Making open data work for communities
Open Lab created a platform giving non-experts easy access to open data at-a-glance.
Make Place open source survey tool
A versatile tool used by researchers in community-based projects to map issues, opportunities, resources and points of interest.
IoT showcase creates “Britain’s smartest street”
Internet of Things (IoT) sensors were installed in the Mosley Street area to control and monitor intelligent lighting, smart parking, waste management, air quality, and road maintenance.
Virtual taxi rank concept to reduce congestion
With fewer taxi parking spaces and the creation of a Clean Air Zone, the virtual taxi rank is an innovative alternative using new technologies.
Can urban rooms transform future of urban planning?
Crusading architect Terry Farrell is helping fund an ‘urban room’ in Newcastle – giving the public more control over what is built in their city