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Dinosaurs of China set sail for the UK

Some very special visitors are on their way from China to Nottingham – Dr Wang Qi talks about what it takes to ship precious dinosaur fossils over 23, 435km from Tianjin to Felixstowe, in time for the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Dinosaurs of China is a world exclusive exhibition featuring some of the most important …

VC praises a decade-long engineering partnership with Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and University of Nottingham’s faculty of engineering have been research partners for nearly 10 years. To date, more than 30 faculty and 35 students from Virginia Tech and Nottingham have worked together. Last week at a presidential lecture held in Virginia the leaders of both institutions celebrated the partnership. Virginia Tech’s Tim Sands and University of …

A Picture of Inspiration

Few people are more inspiring than Dr Mohamed Bashir Gadi, winner of this year’s Fazlur Harman Khan Award for Excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology. Dr Gadi, Associate Professor, Director and Admissions Tutor for the MSc Course on Renewable Energy and Architecture, has had a stellar and distinguished career. He has published over sixty research …

Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Experience life as a science journalist Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process? For the third year running the University of Nottingham is offering funded places on the British Science Association’s  2017 Media Fellowships Scheme. The BSA Media Fellowships …

Climate Change: The Biggest Opportunity of Our Age

We’re now seeing the biggest opportunity of our age – this was the key message put forward by the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, during a visit to The University of Nottingham. Professor Sir David King HonFEI delivered a lecture to students, academics and industry professionals, stressing the importance of the agreement …

Student design could solve African grain wastage problem

A product design and manufacture graduate at The University of Nottingham recently received a major design award for his low-cost grain storage unit which aims to help prevent post-harvest crop losses on small African farms. Anthony Brown, 22, from Walton-on-Thames, near London, won the “Waste Not, Want Not” challenge in the RSA Student Awards 2016; a …

Nottingham health-tech innovations shown at Parliament

The City’s finest health and life science innovations were on display at Westminster for Nottingham in Parliament Day, organised by The University of Nottingham. The day-long event (on 25 October) was designed to demonstrate and celebrate the institutions, businesses and people that make Nottingham great. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) led a Health and …

Nottingham civil engineering student wins finalist place in Ford Women in STEM competition

A University of Nottingham civil engineering undergraduate was one of just three finalists in the UK-wide Ford Prize for Women in STEM Study Competition, which recognises the achievements of women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, which are traditionally male-dominated fields. Serena Gough, 19, a second-year student at Nottingham, who was announced one of only …

Major power electric aircraft contract signed in China

The University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China (UNNC) has signed a 9 million RMB contract with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) to develop high-power starter generators and controllers, after successfully entering a public bidding process. The project will be delivered by UNNC team leader Professor Chris Gerada, fully supported by the PEMC Group (Power …

Plastic fantastic: its many pioneering medical uses inside us

Despite their ubiquitous nature in everyday products, negative press coverage of plastics is a regular feature of this decade. Eight million tons of plastic a year now end up irresponsibly in our oceans. The whole of the UK – and many other countries – now associates plastic bags with a small tax to discourage their …