The North East's Universities are starting to get the recognition that they deserve for pushing ahead with research and investment.
TWO of the North-East’s universities are vying with each other to claim top dog status after an independent assessment found that they were both carrying out world-class research.
Durham University research was assessed as “world-leading” across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities in a national exercise to determine the quality of research in UK universities.
Newcastle University said the exercise – known as Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 - confirmed the Tyneside university’s global academic status with with research into areas such as neuroscience, English language and literature and computing science rated as amongst the leading departments in the UK.
Durham and Newcastle Universities
There is a new Science City being built in Newcastle
Newcastle University is working with the marine engineering businesses on the banks of the Tyne.
Newcastle University is leading a national centre for subsea and offshore engineering as part of a major drive to develop new materials and technologies to explore the world’s oceans. Building on the region’s maritime heritage and Newcastle University’s world-leading expertise in marine engineering, the Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering will be a centrepiece for the revival of parts of Tyneside, bringing with it jobs and investment.