The Rights Lab shares antislavery expertise at the United Nations

Meetings of the international community at the United Nations are often the most effective way of advancing global knowledge on key development issues. In July 2018, global antislavery leaders, including members of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, convened at the UN to discuss tackling Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 — ending slavery by …

Technicians: vital frontline support for student wellbeing

The University of Nottingham is a proud founding signatory of the Technician Commitment, which is bringing much needed visibility and recognition to the vital role that over 30,000 technicians working across UK universities and research institutes play in enabling research and innovation, and in inspiring and nurturing students. The majority of technical staff are in …

The ‘wow’ factor: Professor David Bates and the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Cancer Sciences 

You have been appointed as Director of the University’s Centre for Cancer Sciences.  What does it this entail? As lead of the Cancer Research Priority Area (RPA), I meet many great scientists right across the University. The biggest challenge in my RPA role was to help people communicate their research, open up about it, and …

Research Vision: celebrating a remarkable year

More than 120 people – including researchers and colleagues from professional services – celebrated our progress and achievements in the first year of the University’s refocused Research Vision. At the event Research Vision: one year on, we heard from some of our inspiring people and learned how we are working together to better support the …

Supporting open access, boosting your research profile

Guest blog by Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian, Faculty of Social Sciences. With over 15,000 articles in the University of Nottingham’s open access repository to date, our researchers are making high-quality research freely and instantly available to be read by a world-wide audience. This commitment to the open sharing of knowledge is something in which everyone …

Universities at the heart of UK’s Industrial Strategy

The Industrial Strategy was published by UK Government in November 2017. The strategy aims to boost UK productivity whilst spreading prosperity to all parts of the UK. Critically, from a University of Nottingham perspective, the strategy provides the basis of how much of the £4.7bn increase in UK science and innovation funding will be distributed. …

Research Priority Areas: big ideas for global challenges

Guest blog by Dr Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy and Performance. At the latest RPA Information Day, I was delighted to welcome academics from the University’s Research Priority Areas, together with colleagues from Research and Innovation, and members of Professional Services who support research and knowledge exchange. The afternoon session of the event, …

Using the papaya leaf to cure dengue fever: Dr Ching Lik Hii

Dr Ching Lik Hii, Director of Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering research group at our Malaysia campus talks about his research on the papaya leaf as a cure for dengue fever. Can you explain your research? Dengue is a life-threatening viral infection, carried by the Aedes mosquito. With no specific cure, the disease could cause haemorrhagic …

Reducing pollution: Professor Tao Wu

Professor Tao Wu, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering at our Ningbo Campus China talks about his research into tackling air pollution to ensure a sustainable future. How would you explain your research? China has historically been a heavy user of coal, which generates a lot of air …