Research Priority Areas: a vital part of our research ecosystem

Dr Richard Masterman on the vital role of the University of Nottingham’s Research Priority Areas in promoting transdisciplinary research. The University of Nottingham is investing an unprecedented £200m as we refocus and strengthen our vision and ambition for research. Underpinning the delivery of this vision is our strength in continuing to develop transdisciplinary advances. This …

Introducing Smart Industrial Systems: towards smart production of smart products

Concluding a series introducing the University’s Beacons of Excellence, Professor Steve Benford, Director of Smart Industrial Systems, explains how smart products will redefine our relationship with technology. The industrial economy was about manufacturing physical products while the digital economy is about delivering online services. These will collide in the future economy in the form of personalised …

Introducing Green Chemicals: discovering carbon-neutral solutions for a sustainable future

In the latest of a series introducing the University’s Beacons of Excellence, Professor Alex Conradie, Director of Green Chemicals, explains how our world-leading expertise will drive a revolution in biotechnology and sustainable manufacturing. The Atari 2600 occupies a nostalgic place in my heart when I recollect my formative years. When I was a kid in …

Precision Imaging: driving the development of personalised medicine

In the third of a series introducing the University of Nottingham’s Beacons of Excellence — transdisciplinary research teams championing our responses to global challenges — Professor Dorothee Auer, Director of Precision Imaging, explains how our research will help revolutionise treatment and diagnosis. One in five people in the East Midlands live with a chronic disease …

Rights Lab: discover how we can end slavery

In the second of a series introducing the University of Nottingham’s Beacons of Excellence — transdisciplinary research teams championing our responses to global challenges — Professor Zoe Trodd of the Rights Lab explains how ending slavery will benefit us all.   There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today. But we’re in the middle of …

Propulsion Futures: We’re at the heart of a revolution in greener propulsion of transport

As part of the University’s landmark £200m investment in research, our new Beacons of Excellence are championing our transdisciplinary responses to global challenges. Professor David Grant is Director of the Propulsions Futures Beacon. Here he outlines how our world-leading researchers are working, with our partners in industry, to deliver a revolution in sustainable transport. Propulsion …

Significant investment in our world-changing research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, introduces the new Beacons of Excellence – leading research areas that will have a far-reaching impact on some of today’s global challenges. In my previous blog post, I wrote about our vision for the future of research here at the University. This vision is exciting, …

University invests in ambitious vision for the future of research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, reveals an exciting new chapter in the history of research at The University of Nottingham At The University of Nottingham, we are committed to delivering research of truly global significance. Almost a year ago, a review group met for the first time, tasked with addressing how …