August 10, 2017, by Liz Cass

Nottingham in the news: Day 4

The University of Nottingham is celebrating a summer of successes as it prepares to welcome students for the new academic year. For the next few weeks we’ll be profiling a daily story that put Nottingham in the news.

We’re investing £200m in research

The University has announced an unprecedented £200m investment in research, setting out to solve six of the most pressing global challenges.

The University is funding six Beacons of Excellence — multi-disciplinary research groups focused on finding solutions to a global challenge. Together they contribute to all 17 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The investment will help transform the University’s impact: even more world-class facilities and equipment will support the capture and delivery of discoveries with real impact. It will also accelerate a commitment to attracting the brightest and best minds through the recruitment of 100 Research Fellows, while creating and strengthening high-performance teams of researchers from across the University.

The Beacons of Excellence are:

  1. Rights Lab – finding solutions to ending modern-day slavery
  2. Green Chemicals – the next global industrial revolution
  3. Precision Imaging – personalised therapies to transform lives
  4. Propulsion Futures – the future of propulsion
  5. Smart industrial Systems – sustainable products for the future
  6. Future Food – exploring new ways of feeling the world

To read more on this story see the full release on our news page. News of the investment made front page news in the Nottingham Post as well as featuring in The Engineer, New Scientist and other national publications.

Clearing course listings for EU and UK students will be released on the evening of Wednesday 16 August.  Our Clearing hotline will open at 8am on Thursday 17 August. Places are still available for qualified international students (outside the EU) on many of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017. Visit our Clearing pages.

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