London gathering to sample Colombian chocolates made in Nottingham

On December 5, the Prosperity Fund Colombia hosted a chocolate tasting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.  Featuring chocolate made by Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates from our Future Food Beacon cocoa project, this was an exciting evening showcasing the real impact of science on people’s lives. The project, titled ‘Controlling cocoa bean fermentation for …

Our world-leading research: an update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on recent progress supporting the University’s mission of delivering world-leading research that transforms lives. We are moving from shaping and implementing our research strategy to an emphasis on the delivery of our goals, as we further align with the University’s new strategy. The new …

REF2021: we’re in good shape thanks to your dedication and continuing hard work

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on progress towards REF2021 We are approaching the final stages of preparations for REF2021 and will take stock of our submission in the new year. While there remains a tremendous amount to do, I believe we are well-prepared thanks to everyone’s efforts. Our REF …

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters and the Flexible Fund: supporting ambitious, challenge-led discovery

A new fund supporting interdisciplinary research is set to make its first awards. The University’s Flexible Fund is linked to our Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (IRCs), which bring together academics and our partners to address the key challenges of our age. The Flexible Fund is designed to support interdisciplinary research projects in the early stages of development. …

High-profile guests and fascinating spiders join launch of Institute for Policy and Engagement

The University’s Institute for Policy and Engagement was officially launched this week in London, where Professor Shearer West welcomed around 140 guests including leading policymakers, representatives from industry, funding bodies and community and national organisations. Professor West, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University, told guests at King’s Place: “The mission of the Institute – to …

Supporting interdisciplinary research: an invitation from new UNICAS director

The new director of a University initiative that nurtures novel interdisciplinary research and brings substantial external investment to Nottingham has welcomed an increase in funding that will double the number of projects it supports. UNICAS – University of Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Analytical Science – brings together cross-discipline research groups to focus on exciting projects. …

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters: supporting the University’s vision for delivering world-class research

An initial portfolio of 15 Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (IRCs) has been selected to further develop the University’s vision for delivering world-class research. The IRCs will refresh the University’s research ecosystem, refocus our commitment to interdisciplinary discovery and offer agile responses to UK and global challenges and funding opportunities. The IRCs each align to one of …

£55m funding success: Nottingham Research Fellow to help power next generation of electric vehicles

Nottingham Research Fellow  Dr Lee Johnson is one of the University’s early career researchers with special reason to celebrate its success in landing a share of £55 million from the Faraday Institution. The University is one of five UK consortia sharing the funding, which is supporting research dedicated to improving the performance of electric vehicles. …

Royal Society calls for proposals

The Royal Society is inviting scientists to be a part of the UK’s most inspiring research showcase, the Summer Science Exhibition. Set to return in 2020, the deadline for applications is fast approaching Every year, the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition offers scientists the coveted opportunity to present their hard work to more than 14,000 …