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Banana skins and bank notes… why engineering and development go hand in hand

It is fitting that while he was carrying out fieldwork in Ghana Dr Michael Clifford was given the news that he had won an award for Internationalisation. Dr Clifford, an associate professor in Engineering at The University of Nottingham, has been recognised by Universitas 21 for his long-term dedication to the furthering of international education. …

Nottingham physicist receives medal for ‘pioneering’ work with dark energy

Dr Clare Burrage has been awarded the Maxwell medal and prize by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for outstanding contributions to the field of dark energy research. The award is presented to Dr Burrage, Royal Society University Research Fellow and proleptic lecturer in The University of Nottingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy, for her research …

Nottingham named among world’s 10 best green universities

The University of Nottingham is ranked among the 10 best green universities in the world, according to DesignCurial. Out of a survey including thousands of universities across the globe, the University was ranked 9th in the world, with the ranking taking into account green architecture, innovative green technologies and other green initiatives a university takes …

Guardian University Award for sustainability project

The University of Nottingham has won the award for best Sustainability Project at the Guardian University Awards 2015. The Helium Recovery and Recycling Initiative won the Sustainability Project award for increasing the efficiency of energy consumption at the University. At current usage rates Helium reserves are estimated to be exhausted by 2050: a potential disaster for science and …

Equality award for the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham has made a concerted effort to promote gender equality – and now these efforts have been recognised. The Athena SWAN Charter has awarded the Faculty of Engineering a Silver Award. The Charter recognises good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in …

Accolade for brain tumour campaign

We’ve just heard that the HeadSmart campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people has been nominated for a prestigious award in the world of medicine… the BMJ’s Improving Healthcare award for Excellence in Healthcare Education. HeadSmart was launched last summer by the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research …