May 31, 2016, by Charlotte Anscombe

World-leading Institute of Hearing Research joins The University of Nottingham


The Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, based in Nottingham, has become part of The University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine. The world-leading Institute’s Scottish Section, the Medical Research Council/Chief Scientist Office Institute of Hearing Research, is also transferring to the University, although will remain based in Glasgow.

The MRC Institute of Hearing Research (IHR) is a pioneering centre for inter-disciplinary research in hearing and hearing disorders.  Its research covers the full dimension of auditory science, from fundamental neuroanatomy to the quality of life experienced by a patient.

The Institute’s staff will remain the same and the move, effective from Wednesday, 1 June, underpins a shared long-term vision with the University’s Medical School and commitment to pioneering research.

To mark the transfer, Sir John Savill, the Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Research Council, gave an opening address, followed by speeches from Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway, Professor John Atherton, Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Professor Michael Akeroyd, MRC IHR Director.

Professor Michael Akeroyd, MRC IHR Director, said: “MRC IHR is very excited to join the University. We are looking forward to working with our new University colleagues in helping to understand and alleviate all forms of hearing problems.”


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