Researchers, we are listening 

A message to postgraduate researchers from the Graduate School “Won’t somebody think of postgraduate researchers?” asked a higher education journal last week. We’ve been hearing the same sentiment from some of our own postgraduate researchers (PGRs) as well as some of our research staff and APM colleagues who support them.   At the Graduate School we spend a lot of time advocating for all our researchers and …

Research Strategy update: thank you for sharing your insights

A key pillar of the University’s Research Strategy is empowering and engaging with all colleagues dedicated to the delivery of our world-leading discoveries. To further support this, each of the University’s five faculties invited colleagues a series of Research Strategy briefings. Hosted by Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors (AVPCs) for Research and Knowledge Exchange, these nine briefings took place …

Brexit: European research funding

Guest blog by Professor Dame Jessica Corner Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange The UK’s position in Europe – and implications for future access to European funding by research institutions such as the University of Nottingham – has been uncertain over many months. Following the result of the General Election the picture has become clearer. …

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 …

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 …

Delivering the next generation of hydrogen research leaders 

Professor Gavin Walker, of the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering, is leading the new Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen. Here he reflects on the challenges ahead.    Our low-carbon challenge   The UK has set a target of a 57% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2032, and an 80% reduction by 2050.   Around 70% of our …

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 …

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 …