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More than 40 million people are trapped in slavery across the globe: shocking new figures reveal the true scale of modern slavery.

A Nottingham slavery expert has contributed to research published on Tuesday (19 September 2017)  revealing that there are 40 million victims of modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world. The research was developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization …

Nottingham partnership to transform chemistry and pharmacy HE in Kenya

Academics at The University of Nottingham are to lead a multi-million pound, Government-funded partnership aimed at transforming the way in which chemistry and pharmacy degree courses are delivered in Kenya. The £4 million Transformation of Pharmacy and Chemistry Degree Provision project will see the Nottingham education experts joining forces with Kenyan academics to engage employers …

Celebrating 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases

“It’s like putting an octopus into a string bag,” says Professor Hywel Williams, the visionary founder of Cochrane Skin, a global network of people committed to producing reviews of trials relating to skin conditions, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. “The octopus represents the many arms of global dermatology research but gathering it all …

The world comes to Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is celebrating a week of global partnerships honouring high profile guests from around the world. An unprecedented number of international delegations will be held both on the University’s campuses in Nottingham and in London this week. Connections with China have started with a visit from Mme Xu Yafen, Chair of the …

University’s prestigious partnership with Emirati horse hospital

The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science has announced a prestigious international partnership with the Dubai Equine Hospital. The recently signed memorandum of understanding will see up to two fully-funded international students from the DEH per year studying on a scholarship offered by the Emirati Sheikh at Nottingham’s Vet School over the …

Vice-Minister visit to discuss research links with Cuba

Nottingham’s research links with Cuba were showcased at a visit from the country’s Vice-Minister for Higher Education. The Vice-Minister, Dr Aurora Fernández, the Rector of the Agrarian University of Havana and the Head of International Relations of the Ministry of Higher Education visited The University of Nottingham on March 20. They were there to find …

A hologram, a family scandal and a man on the march: the French election just got really exciting

Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French and Francophone studies, writes for The Conversation Embattled presidential candidate François Fillon probably looked at the political calendar in the first week of February and thanked his lucky stars that the spotlight shifted, for a weekend at least, to other candidates in the French election race. Lyon became the …

American Disruption

Professor Todd Landman reviews the inauguration of Donald Trump and the days that followed. Friday 20 January  and Saturday 21 January 2017 will go down in American history as some of the most dramatic and starkly contrasting days in US politics for some time. The inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January 2017 as the 45th …

British Embassy in Russia support for the Periodic Table of Videos

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially adopted the names of the four new chemical elements this year – big news for the award winning Periodic Table of Videos. And this week they decided to release all four new videos at once! Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson. The names of two of them are directly …

VC leads first Russell Group delegation to China

Strengthened relationships and shared approaches to global challenges between UK and China’s leading universities are the focus of a Russell Group Vice-Chancellor delegation to Shanghai today (October 31). In the first delegation of its kind eight Vice-Chancellors from the Russell Group – the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities – will travel to China for a …