Areas of Excellence

A history of science excellence is what makes Newcastle a true Science City. To encapsulate the science and innovation happening across the city, three major themes of science, in which we are seen to excel and which are seen to have the greatest global significance and commercial potential have been identified.

These are Ageing & Health, headquartered at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing & Health, Stem Cell Technology, headquartered at The International Centre for Life and Sustainability, which will be headquartered on the Science Central site, a major regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle City Centre.

Across these key themes the city has drawn together a strong platform of science buildings, innovative companies, world-leading research departments and talented individuals all of which are enabling leading-edge science discovery.

As a city we are proud to be leading the way on many of the issues of the day, such as energy conservation and an ageing population, and using science and technology to find solutions to those problems.