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SpiderLab is crowdfunding to open ‘Ye Olde Arachnarium’

The University of Nottingham’s spider research group, SpiderLab, has launched a crowdfunder to turn an old aquarium on campus into an ‘arachnarium’ where its expanding collection of spiders can be housed for research and public outreach. Ye Olde Arachnarium will be an important new facility to help the SpiderLab scientists spin spider science into schools, …

Trump’s Long First Year

Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, looks at President Trump’s first year in office. Saturday 20 January 2018 marks the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. For many, this seems like it has …

The standard setter

Dr Brian Simpson, Honorary Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the British Standards Institution (BSI) Wolfe Barry Medal for his contribution to standards-making. To say that Dr Simpson has had a long and distinguished 46-year career would be a bit of an understatement. In 1971, Dr Simpson joined Arup, the well …

Building STEM skills at Lego tournament

Children from schools across the East Midlands spent the day at the Engineering, Science, Learning Centre competing in the regional heat of the global First Lego League tournament – and a great day was had by all! Teams were tasked with researching a problem around the theme of water and had to design and create …

Government level agreement strengthens pharmacy education links with China

The University of Nottingham has strengthened its pharmacy education links with China with the signing of an agreement between the UK and China governments that will help expand its teaching and research with Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. At an event, hosted by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and attended by Professor Boli Zhang, President …

Protecting art and cultural heritage in the digital age

An expert in digital heritage at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was at the V&A in London earlier this month to witness the final agreement of a new declaration aimed at re-thinking our approach to reproducing, storing and sharing works of art and cultural heritage in the digital age.   Eugene Ch’ng, Professor of …

International award for educational technology project

A University of Nottingham project which has developed digital learning tools to help educate healthcare students, professionals and the public has picked up an international award in the ‘Oscars’ of the educational technology world. The Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team is based in the School of Health Sciences and aims to provide expertise and …

Master-brewer is honoured by the University of Nottingham in winter 2017 graduation

A former professor of the University of Nottingham, who pioneered world class research into brewing science, has received an honorary degree during this year’s winter graduation ceremonies. She was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws in a ceremony on Wednesday 13 December. Professor Katherine Smart, who was a previous holder of a SABMiller professorship …

Nottingham pilots plan for easier foreign student visas

The University of Nottingham is to take part in a pilot scheme which should make it easier for some foreign students to get visas or find permanent work in Britain. It is among 23 universities which will join the plan for Masters students with others joining as quickly as possible. A spokesperson for the University …

A green Christmas for the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has been named the second greenest campus in the world. Universitas Indonesia (UI) compiled the GreenMetric ranking for 2017 – measuring 619 universities in 76 countries. The Greenrankings measure each participating university’s commitment in developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ infrastructure. They look at six indicators; setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, …