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Donald Trump’s 100 days of u-turns, bombs and cake

In a blog for The Conversation UK  Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, reviews Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Professor Landman will share his views at a public debate held at the University on Monday 8 May- more details at the end of this …

Nottingham academic works with the British Army

An Assistant Professor from the School of Politics and International Relations, Dr Louise Kettle, recently spent time based in Warminster conducting research and working with the British Army. The prestigious one month placement was organised in conjunction with The Whitehall & Industry Group – a charity which aims to bring together business, government and the …

Building honour celebrates love, loyalty and impact on education

The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham and his wife have been honoured in China with a building dedication. At a ceremony attended by Cheng Yuechong, Vice-Governor of Zhejiang Province in eastern China, The Ningbo Nottingham International Academy for Marine Economy and Technology (IAMET) building was officially named after Sir David and Lady Susan Greenaway. …

Event of the Year – trailblazing ‘Nottingham Day’ wins national recognition

The success of last year’s ‘Nottingham in Parliament Day’ was recognised last week at a black-tie awards ceremony in London. The University’s Political & Public Affairs Unit, who led the ground-breaking initiative, collected the PRmoment.com ‘Event of the Year’ award in recognition of the day-long celebration of all things Nottingham. Nottingham in Parliament Day – …

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 …