July 28, 2016, by Liz Cass

Studying and working in some of the best cities in the world

11967webThey host our University campuses but now Nottingham, Ningbo and Kuala Lumpur have been listed as among the top cities in the world.

The City of Nottingham recently came in third place in a study of the best places to work. It followed Cambridge and Milton Keynes in a list, compiled by website Glassdoor, based on how easy it is to get a job, affordability of housing, and employee satisfaction.

Meanwhile Ningbo, home to the University’s China campus came second in a poll of the county’s happiest cities. The poll was compiled by Oriental Outlook magazine and the Annual Report of Urban Development of China.

Ningbo sits in the coastal province of Zhejiang, near Shanghai. The 140 acre campus was opened to students in 2004 and builds on the attributes of University Park. It has a lake and its own version of Nottingham’s Trent Building.

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus opened in September 2000. It was the first ever branch campus of a British University established outside the UK. It is located at Semenyih, 30km south of Kuala Lumpur – a city which is ranked by New7Wonders as one of the seven most magnificent and incredible cities in the World.

Fast Facts: Nottingham

15837web• ‘Bendigo’ the famous prize fighter of Victorian times, lived in Nottingham. There is a tombstone in his memory, in the shape of a lion, in St Mary’s Cemetery, Bath Street, Sneinton.

• The Raleigh ‘Chopper’, now a design icon, was introduced by the Raleigh Company of Nottingham in 1969. It was re-launched in 2004.

• King Charles I started the Civil War near Nottingham Castle, surrendered at Newark and was confined at Southwell.

• DH Lawrence, one of the most famous writers of the 20th century, was born and brought up in Eastwood. He also studied at The University of Nottingham.

• Ibuprofen was discovered in Nottingham.

Fast Facts : Ningbo

9149web Ningbo is one of China’s oldest cities, with a history dating to the Hemudu culture in 4800 BC.
• Ningbo is a major exporter of electrical products, textiles, food, and industrial tools.

• The private economy of the city contributed 80 percent of total GDP in 2013.

• Ningbo hosts what is thought to be the oldest surviving library in China, which includes woodblock and handwritten copies of the Confucian classics.

• The University of Nottingham Ningbo China has the country’s first carbon-neutral building, home to our Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET).


Fact Facts: Malaysia

11448web• The official language of Malaysia is Malaysian. English remains a widely used second language, and there are also many other indigenous languages spoken.

• The currency of Malaysia is called the Ringgit. The word ringgit means “jagged” in Malay, which refers to the jagged edges of Spanish silver dollars that used to be used in the region.

• Malaysia is made up of two main landmasses, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, they are separated by the South China Sea.

• Kuala Lumpur is the retail and fashion hub of Malaysia and boasts of around 66 shopping malls, including the world’s fourth largest mall, 1Utama, which covers 5 million square feet. The Sunway Pyramid shopping mall is most recognizable with its Egyptian-inspired sphinx architecture.

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