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Globalisation: where to from here?

Global trade as a percentage of GDP is stagnating globally, according to Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Sergei Guriev. Speaking at Asia House as part of The University of Nottingham’s Global Dialogues series, Guriev warned of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of a trade war between China and the US and the negative impacts of …

Midlands Innovation welcomes the publication of the Midlands Engine strategy

Nottingham is one of six leading universities in the Midlands who have welcomed the Government’s vision for improving the region. The Government has today (9 March) set out the strategic framework for the Midlands Engine, addressing key productivity barriers. This will be achieved through improving connectivity, strengthening skills, supporting enterprise and innovation, promoting trade and enhancing quality …

Parliament in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham will play host to well-known Westminster figures as part of a series of politically-themed events. On Wednesday 8 March the University’s School of Economics will host the Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary, as …

£3.2m funding for high performance computing centre

The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC). High performance computing is used to undertake complex simulations, to find solutions for challenging problems …

Academics join former Minister to debate a threat bigger than cancer

University of Nottingham experts joined the economist behind a Government Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to spark debate on a crisis that kills 700,000 people a year. Lord Jim O’Neill, along with a panel of academic and industry experts, spoke to a packed audience at the Royal College of Physicians as part of the University’s …

Human rights expert is appointed to European Committee of Social Rights

Professor Aoife Nolan, from the School of Law  has been elected to the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) Professor Nolan is Head of the Human Right Law Centre’s Economic and Social Rights Unit (ESR),and Co-Director of the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area at the University. Professor Nolan was nominated by …

Brexit, Article 50 TEU and the Constitutional Significance of the UK Referendum

In the wake of a High Court ruling today (3 November 2016) that the invocation of Article 50 TEU requires the involvement of Parliament Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at The University of Nottingham, gives his legal view. Article 50 TEU is the provision that governs the process of withdrawal of an …

Brexit and Higher Education…….Again

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, talks about appearing in Parliament to discuss Brexit and Higher Education. Earlier this year the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee conducted an inquiry into the potential impact of Brexit on science and higher education. Its report was published before the referendum. Given the outcome, …

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 …

Tiny logo celebrates big ambition

It might be invisible to the naked eye but a minuscule logo has been created to celebrate the great and the good of Nottingham. University of Nottingham scientists, based at The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (NMRC) at University Park, have etched a Nottingham in Parliament Day logo onto a piece of Nottingham bridal lace. …