Teesside University is to spend £6m on its science and engineering department, which it says will make the building "futuristic".
Money will be spent upgrading its laboratories. Among the new equipment will be a flight simulator for aerospace engineering students.
Work has begun on a new £20m teaching centre at Teesside University.
The turf-cutting ceremony took place this morning at the Middlesbrough campus.
The building new will include a 200-seat lecture theatre, and is designed to be energy-efficient.
The university has spent over £200m developing the Teesside campus in recent years.
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A Teesside University academic has received recognition for his services to higher education. Dr Mark Simpson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences & Law has been awarded a Principal Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. He is only the second academic from Teesside University to receive it.
Dr Simpson said:
“It is a great honour to receive the Principal Fellowship and something I am immensely proud of.
“This Fellowship is a reflection of the standards we have set and reinforces the high quality experience students can expect to receive here.”
As well as Dr Simpson’s success, three lecturers who all worked together before moving into academia have each received honours for their work.
Senior Lecturers in Medical Imaging Peter Walker-Birch, Robert Dash and Mark Widdowfield have been awarded Fellowships from the HEA.
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The North East's only hydro-carbon detection dog has been put through his paces against the latest technology.
Scrappy has been helping gather evidence at suspicion fires for five months by sniffing out flammable liquids.
He wears a harness and special boots, donated by a North East company, to protect his paws.
Teesside University are comparing the cocker spaniel's skills to devices used by the fire service to detect hydro-carbons like petrol which may have been used to start fires.
So far, they have found that the machine can't trace chemicals after 8-10 days whereas Scrappy has no trouble at all finding the scent.
The centenary of The Great War is approaching but, today, focus has been on the events of World War Two.
Holocaust Memorial Day is being marked globally and, here, in our region, in Middlesbrough.
A group of students from Teesside University have just returned from the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, an experience they describe as 'shocking and overwhelming.'
Jonny Blair reports.
Events are taking place at Teesside University to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
As well as lectures and an exhibition, a group of students are holding a presentation after visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp - which is now a museum.
Ami Becker was one of the students who went to see the museum at Auschwitz - she tells ITV Tyne Tees what it was like.
Scientists at Teesside University say they are about to revolutionise the way crimes are investigated.
They have developed equipment that can identify spots of blood that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye.
The device can also determine the age of the blood sample, which could be vital in tracking down criminals and bringing them to justice.
Frances Read reports.