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Breath-taking image: Helen’s honour as NASA celebrates astronomy landmark

NASA is today celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. It also has special significance for University of Nottingham astronomer Dr Helen Russell – together with her collaborators, she captured this breath-taking image being shared around the world by NASA to illustrate a landmark in furthering our understanding of the cosmos. Dr Russell, …

Innovation collaboration with China’s top University

The University of Nottingham and Tsinghua University has signed an agreement to strengthen research and innovation collaboration. Ranked No. 1 in China and Asia, Tsinghua University also tops the list with the budget of nearly RMB 30bn (circa £3bn) for 2019, of which RMB 590m (over £60m) is being invested in science and technology. The …

Nottingham receives funding to tackle real-world problems

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham has received £1.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund leading research to tackle real world problems. The funding will enable a four-year programme of activities that will support collaborative projects between academics and a range of charities, social enterprises and …

World Soil Day – Nottingham puts soil science on world stage

It’s World Soil Day today, the annual awareness day run by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The event aims to raise awareness of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and ecosystems. Here’s just a flavour of the soil science and facilities that support the University of Nottingham’s internationally recognised research …

First degree apprentices learn ‘on the job’ at University of Nottingham

The first ever intake of degree apprentices to study at the University of Nottingham alongside their day jobs in the National Health Service have started their studies. The University has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the 30-month programme. Eight registered health professionals are working …

Making a difference to adult education

As the Civic University Commission publishes its first progress report which focusses on the civic purpose of universities in providing adult education, we explore the experiences of two of our mature students. Tracy Young is 44 and lives in Arnold, Nottingham. She is in her final year of a Midwifery degree. She was inspired to …

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre primed for project launch

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is launching an innovative new scheme called NanoPrime this week which will provide funding to researchers from industry and academia to access state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise. The scheme, funded by the EPSRC, will be officially announced on Friday 20th April at an event attended by world-leading experts in …

10 years of working together: Santander Universities and University of Nottingham

A partnership with Santander Universities to support students, research and businesses is celebrating a decade of success. The University of Nottingham joined the partnership programme in 2008 and since then it has received support via scholarships, internships and new ventures. Ten years on they celebrated the partnership with a special event held at the Ingenuity …

Cancer vaccine pioneers shortlisted for CRUK’s Grand Challenge award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, led by University of Nottingham cancer vaccine pioneer Professor Lindy Durrant, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants to tackle some of the toughest questions in cancer research. The ‘Blueprint’ project aims to eradicate established tumours …

SpiderLab is crowdfunding to open ‘Ye Olde Arachnarium’

The University of Nottingham’s spider research group, SpiderLab, has launched a crowdfunder to turn an old aquarium on campus into an ‘arachnarium’ where its expanding collection of spiders can be housed for research and public outreach. Ye Olde Arachnarium will be an important new facility to help the SpiderLab scientists spin spider science into schools, …