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 …

40 million slaves hidden in plain sight

Inside the Rights Lab, more than 100 University of Nottingham academics have created the world’s leading research platform for ending slavery. This Beacon of Excellence was created in response to target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: to end slavery in every corner of the world by 2030. Its data-driven research is informing the …

Nottingham’s pledge: no hiding place here for slavery

Slavery is blighting lives right here in Nottingham. Dr Alison Gardner, of the Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence at the University of Nottingham, on how local agencies have pledged to free the victims of modern slavery ‘hidden in plain sight’ in the city. A year after the police chief in Nottinghamshire committed to making the …

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 …