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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 …

Strategic partnership with Lund University continues success with bespoke training

The University of Nottingham hosted 15 staff members from Lund University in Sweden for a one-week bespoke English language training programme last month. The course, designed by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Services, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) and the Office of Global Engagement, is in its second year and is part of …

Developing food security and sustainability with Indonesian partners

As the only UK University invited by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI) in Indonesia to contribute to a World Professor’s Lecture, the University of Nottingham had shared best practices and knowledge in future food technologies and food security at a time when the country faces rapid transformation in the era of …

Equine vet champion wins major RCVS award

A leading UK expert in equine surgery who has led an evidence-based campaign on decision-making in colic in horses has won a prestigious award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Professor Sarah Freeman, from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, is being given an Impact Award from the RCVS which …

British Science Association Media Fellowships 2019 – applications for UoN placement open 11 March

For the fifth year running the University of Nottingham is funding a place on the British Science Association’s (BSA) Media Fellow Scheme. All the details are here. What the experts say “The beauty of this scheme is that it is not trying to ‘turn’ scientists into journalists.  But instead it is trying and succeeding in …

The Midlands Universities Apprenticeship Network

As National Apprenticeship Week starts this week the Midlands Universities Apprenticeship Network (MUAN) is working to ensure that employers are aware of range of apprenticeships available universities across the Midlands. Apprenticeships help employers to tailor learning to their own strategic issues and priorities and are an impactful way for businesses to attract, develop and retain talent, …

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 …

Course aims to improve evidence-based healthcare reviews

Healthcare experts have undergone training on systematic reviews to better inform policy and practice. The University of Nottingham led a Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) accredited Systematic Review course for 23 researchers, academics, clinicians and students. The five-day course aimed to give the participants an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the principles and processes of undertaking systematic …

Honourable visit from the Indonesian Education and Culture Attaché Office

The first Indonesian language and culture class to take place in Nottingham has ended with a visit from the country’s Education and Culture Attaché. Professor E Aminudin Aziz from the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia was invited to Nottingham to discuss future opportunities for Indonesian language classes and cultural programmes following the success of the …