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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 …

Astrophysics to Westminster to influence evidence based decision making

Attending and speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary group on Data Analytics has been one of the highlights, so far, of Christopher Conselice’s week in Westminster. He was the only academic to attend the meeting and after making his own contribution he’s convinced more scientists and academics can make a real contribution to future policy. In …

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 …

PM launches review into post-18 education and funding

Political and Public Affairs Unit Briefing Background This afternoon (Monday February 19) at Derby College, the Prime Minister formally launched the long-awaited ‘major review’ into post-18 funding and education. First announced in the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May last year, disagreements over the scale and scope of the review are …

Nottingham academic – finalist in the Economic and Social Research Council Impact prize 2017

Dr John Gathergood, Associate Professor in the School of Economics since August 2013, was a finalist for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017. The Impact Prize recognises and rewards the outstanding successes of ESRC-funded researchers on an annual basis. Dr Gathergood, who has been an Academic Advisor for the Financial Conduct …

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 …

Midlands Innovation expansion puts universities in the driving seat for UK Industrial Strategy

Midlands Innovation, one of the region’s most influential academic collaborations, is expanding its portfolio with the addition of two new members, Keele University and Cranfield University. The pioneering partnership currently consists of the Universities of Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick, and seeks to amplify the economic development of the Midlands through uniting universities …

Donald Trump’s 100 days of u-turns, bombs and cake

In a blog for The Conversation UK  Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, reviews Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Professor Landman will share his views at a public debate held at the University on Monday 8 May- more details at the end of this …

Nottingham academic works with the British Army

An Assistant Professor from the School of Politics and International Relations, Dr Louise Kettle, recently spent time based in Warminster conducting research and working with the British Army. The prestigious one month placement was organised in conjunction with The Whitehall & Industry Group – a charity which aims to bring together business, government and the …

Building honour celebrates love, loyalty and impact on education

The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham and his wife have been honoured in China with a building dedication. At a ceremony attended by Cheng Yuechong, Vice-Governor of Zhejiang Province in eastern China, The Ningbo Nottingham International Academy for Marine Economy and Technology (IAMET) building was officially named after Sir David and Lady Susan Greenaway. …