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 …

Research Vision Malaysia: an update from Professor Deborah Hall

The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) reputation campaign in April 2018 was extremely successful in its reach across Malaysia and beyond, writes Professor Deborah Hall, UNM’s Vice Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange. The campaign focused on our high-quality research, and highlighted three research areas and 16 academics who are having an impact tackling some of Malaysia …

Chemistry… Suck it and See: Professor Pete Licence’s inaugural lecture   

Pete Licence’s inaugural lecture was a little delayed…but worth the wait. Appointed a Professor of Chemistry in 2013, his lecture was sidelined due to various commitments, not least his appointment that year as Director of the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory.  Chemistry… Suck it and See took a packed X1 Lecture Theatre in the School of Chemistry through an idiosyncratic, entertaining journey, that started somewhat shakily in …

Nottingham Impact Accelerator — apply now for £40,000 knowledge exchange fund

The Nottingham Impact Accelerator’s Knowledge Exchange Annual Prize is awarded on 22 March 2019 – and researchers who register for the event can also apply for up to £40,000 in prize money to support the transfer and exchange of knowledge. The deadline for applications is Friday 1 March. The fund is open to researchers from …