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Brexit and Higher Education…….Again

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, talks about appearing in Parliament to discuss Brexit and Higher Education. Earlier this year the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee conducted an inquiry into the potential impact of Brexit on science and higher education. Its report was published before the referendum. Given the outcome, …

Major power electric aircraft contract signed in China

The University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China (UNNC) has signed a 9 million RMB contract with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) to develop high-power starter generators and controllers, after successfully entering a public bidding process. The project will be delivered by UNNC team leader Professor Chris Gerada, fully supported by the PEMC Group (Power …

Tiny logo celebrates big ambition

It might be invisible to the naked eye but a minuscule logo has been created to celebrate the great and the good of Nottingham. University of Nottingham scientists, based at The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (NMRC) at University Park, have etched a Nottingham in Parliament Day logo onto a piece of Nottingham bridal lace. …

What Brexit means to London’s aspiration as an Islamic Finance Hub

Dr Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director for the Centre for Islamic Business Finance and Research (CIBFR) at University of Nottingham Malaysia campus (UNMC). Here he writes about the implications of Brexit on London’s aspiration as an Islamic Finance Hub. When Manchester, under the patronage of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister …

Visit to Central College, Nottingham with Lilian Greenwood MP

Dr Rebecca Dewey, Research Fellow in Neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham, gives an invited talk at Central College, Nottingham to a class of science students and Lilian Greenwood MP. Central College, Nottingham is one of the Royal Society’s Associate Schools and Colleges (https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/associate-schools/). The Royal Society also runs a unique pairing scheme (http://royalsociety.org/training/pairing-scheme/) in …

Investiture a day to treasure for Professor Morris CBE and his family

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge presented Professor Peter Morris, Head of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre with his CBE at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on Friday 22 April. Professor Morris, in the School of Physics and Astronomy, was awarded a CBE for services to science and medicine in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2016. The …

Chernobyl 30 years on – Prof George Shaw talks to Notts TV and BBC Radio Nottingham

George Shaw, Professor of Environmental Science in the School of Biosciences at The University of Nottingham, talks to Mark Dennison at BBC Radio Nottingham about the work his team are doing to investigate the long term behaviour of radioactive isotopes in soils. Experts from The University of Nottingham have been collecting samples from the Chernobyl …

Should we stay or should we go – Experts debate ‘Brexit’ at a public debate

I’m not sure about anyone else, but as much as I hear about the EU referendum – I still couldn’t give you strong points from both sides of the argument about whether Britain should stay or go. So when I found out that the Faculty of Social Sciences were going to hold a debate, I thought this …

Queen’s birthday message is etched on Corgi hair

Etched on a strand of Corgi hair it has to be the Queen’s tiniest birthday message. To celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday scientists based in the new Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre in the School of Chemistry etched their birthday wishes using a beam of Gallium ions. The hair was kindly donated by Cracker and CJ …

How do children in conflict and the refugee crisis respond to their situations?

For children who move from their countries of origin to new countries, there are many risks, challenges and opportunities. Professor Ravi Kohli, a Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Bedfordshire will be visiting The University of Nottingham next week to hold a public lecture and workshop looking at the notion that children who …