One city of science.

World-leading academics, cutting-edge businesses, talented students and graduates and passionate residents – all coming together to create

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Our city leads the way in many areas of science, noteably ageing and health, stem cell & regenerative medicine and sustainability. This map unveils just some of the science going on across the city on a daily basis and highlights just some of the reasons why we are recognised across the world as a city of scientific excellence.

  • Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle University.
    The Queen’s award-winning research institute is leading the way in research into healthy ageing.

  • Science Central.
    The largest city centre development in over a decade will become the focus for Newcastle’s expertise in sustainability.

  • Newcastle University Business School.
    In keeping with the university’s worldwide reputation the school attracts some of the brightest students, many of whom go on to work for global technology companies or develop innovatice businesses of their own.

  • Centre for Life.
    This science village and visitor attraction in the heart of Newcastle is home to the city’s world-class expertise in stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

  • First Friday.
    A unique and informal networking event which attracts over 100 of the region’s leading science and technology companies, academics and investors on the First Friday of every month.

  • Business and Intellectual Property Centre at Newcastle City Library.
    The centre, which offers an extensive business support programme for entrepreneurs, is the first of its kind outside of London.

  • NSC Offices.
    Based in Newcastle University’s Devonshire building, the NSC team lead on driving forward the vision for Newcastle Science City and are the first point of contact for people wanting to engage with the programme.

  • Electric Vehicles charging points.
    The region is leading the way in Electric Vehicles with over 1,000 charging points planned across the North East by 2013.

  • Scratch Bikes.
    A Newcastle University-born venture which provides residents, commuters and visitors with the cheapest and greenest travel option in the city – rental bikes that can be picked up on-street from locations around the city.

  • Newcastle University Medical School.
    As one of the oldest medical schools in the world it has always led the way in medical science and now specialises in areas such as dentistry and health science.

  • Paul O’Gorman Building, Newcastle University.
    Home to the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, the facility houses 100 research staff whose work is recognised as internationally excellent or world-leading.

  • Baddiley-Clark Building, Newcastle University.
    Home to the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, this £18million facility brings together a critical mass of world-leading bacterial cell biologist.

  • School of Life Sciences, Northumbria University.
    Has an excellent reputation in areas including bio medical sciences, food science, nutrition and sport.

  • Great North Museum.
    This recently refurbished £26million museum showcases the wonders of the natural world.

  • Discovery Museum.
    See the city’s pioneering scientific discoveries brought to life at this interactive attraction.

  • Great North Children’s Hospital at The Royal Victoria Infirmary.
    Specialist services for children include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and state-of-the-art “bubble unit” for children with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome (SCIDS) – one of only two in the country.

  • SAgE Faculty, Newcastle University.
    The Faculty for Science, Agriculture and Engineering has been shown to be world leading and internationally excellent in the majority of its research.

  • Chemistry Outreach Labs, Newcastle University.
    Available to school children across the region, these £2.1million facilities help bring chemistry to life in a real laboratory environment.

  • Devonshire Building, Newcastle University.
    Housed in an environmentally-friendly designed building, this environmental research facility brings together under one roof a wide diversity of physical sciences, e-science and social sciences.

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