Brexit: whatever the outcome, our commitment to building research partnerships across Europe is unwavering

These are uncertain and challenging times. But whatever the outcome as the UK navigates its future relationship with Europe, the University remains devoted to global scholarship, building international partnerships and the delivery of research that addresses challenges across the world, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Our Vice-Chancellor and President, …

Global Challenges Research Fund: launch of £1.5m internal awards

On 2 April the University launches the second round of internal awards to support the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). We are allocating £1.5m to projects seeking to address sustainable development goals in developing countries. Interdisciplinary, pilot and networking awards are available. A launch event for the 2019 GCRF call takes place 2-3pm on Tuesday …

Precision Imaging: find out more about the beacon and catalyst funding for research

The Precision Imaging Beacon Beacon of Excellence is inviting researchers from across the University to a catalyst funding and engagement event on 5 April. This is an opportunity for researchers across all disciplines to find out more about the beacon and its ambition to develop the next generation of imaging tools to enable precision medicine. …

World Water Day: our commitment to securing this priceless global resource for all

The University of Nottingham’s iconic Trent Building will be lit up in blue on the evening of 22 March – to mark World Water Day. This highlights our commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, writes Dr Rachel Gomes of the Faculty of …

Delivering select committee oral evidence: a personal reflection

Dr Andrew Mumford shares his experience of giving evidence on hybrid warfare to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee: On a grey Tuesday afternoon in early March I sat down in front of what looked like the toughest job interview panel you could ever imagine. A row of be-suited, bespectacled parliamentarians sat in front …

On International Women’s Day, meet some inspirational people dedicated to transforming lives

The University of Nottingham is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day – and to give a shout out for our exceptional colleagues who are dedicated to transforming lives through research. What inspires these remarkable people? It’s a question we always ask as we tell the stories behind their discoveries in Vision, the University’s research and …

Ultra High Field (UHF) MRI: the next steps   

The ‘Ultra High Field (UHF) MRI: the next steps’ workshop  at the University of Nottingham went fantastically well, attracting around 110 people, including UK and international experts. Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, introduced the workshop, writes Elizabeth Hufton, Research Development Manager, Precision Imaging Beacon of Excellence. The event took place to expand the case …

University signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

The University of Nottingham has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which provides a code of best practice in research assessment to which institutions can subscribe. Many funders of the University’s research have already signed DORA, including the research councils which make up UKRI, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, and the …

Research integrity workshop

Join James Parry, Chief Executive of the UK Research Integrity Office, at a workshop exploring good practice in research authorship. The workshops take place on Wednesday 27 February at: C17, Pope Building, University Park,  10.30am-12.30pm B01/B02, Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington Campus, 2-4.15pm To register please email  BB-Integrity@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk  The workshops will explore: How does authorship ‘work’ in your …