Institute for Policy and Engagement launches

The Institute for Policy and Engagement has been unveiled to our colleagues across the University of Nottingham. This was a landmark for us, and celebrated our transition from a bright idea, first discussed three years ago, to a real thing, writes Director of the Institute Stephen Meek. It was tremendously exciting, and not a little humbling, to see …

Researchfish 2019: get ready to report on the outcomes and impact of your funding 

Researchfish – the online platform that allows researchers to report to funders on the outcomes, outputs and impact of their discoveries – is an essential tool supporting the University of Nottingham’s growing focus on demonstrating the impact of our research. It provides funders with the information they require to measure research impact and report on …

Chief Scientific Adviser, fellowships and honours for researchers

Professor Tom Rodden has been appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is among significant numbers of our outstanding academics recognised throughout 2018  by their peers and learned societies for pioneering contributions to scholarship and delivering world-class research. Many of these accolades featured in a review of  2018 …

2018: our year in research

As 2018 draws to a close, I reflect with pride on a year where our discoveries continue to transform lives and shape the future both in the UK and across the world. Next year I look forward to further building our knowledge exchange, positioning the University in readiness for REF 2021, and enhancing our international …

Discovery. For the world: celebrating the impact of our exceptional research

Discovery. For the world This is the message the University of Nottingham and our partners are sharing as we celebrate the impact of our exceptional research across the world. We echoed this message at the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018, which recognised the contribution of outstanding individuals and teams to our mission of …

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018 – our inspirational winners

The discovery of new bacteria-resistant plastics to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired-infections, one of the UK’s most significant heritage regeneration projects, a one-in-a-million snail and keyhole surgery for jet engines were some of the research projects recognised at the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018. More than 250 colleagues, industry and civic partners …

Open Access Week 22 – 26 October 2018

University of Nottingham Libraries is holding a range of events to mark International Open Access Week. Now in its tenth year, Open Access Week is a chance to celebrate the benefits of opening up knowledge for all. The theme this year is ‘designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’ – working towards a truly inclusive scholarly …

New Director of Centre for Biomolecular Sciences   

Professor Chris Denning has been appointed as Director of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) as it undergoes a £23m expansion to underline its reputation as a hub of world-class interdisciplinary research.   The project extends the existing £40m CBS buildings, where areas of research excellence include the Centre for Synthetic Biology, and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, as well …

Researchfish: a vital tool for assessing research impact

The Research Excellence Framework has driven a growing focus on the importance of demonstrating the impact of our research, and Researchfish is a valuable tool in supporting this. Researchfish is an online platform that allows researchers to report to funders on the outcomes, outputs and impact of their discoveries. The University of Nottingham was the …

Open access: research funders issue 2020 deadline

I would like to share with you an important and very significant change that is set to accelerate the transition towards open access (OA) publishing of research outputs, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. From 2020, 11 national funding organisations across Europe, including UKRI, will require that every paper they …