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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 Law researcher shortlisted for prestigious impact award

University of Nottingham researcher, Dr Chloe Holloway has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize. Dr Holloway’s work during her PhD study, Improving the Support of Autistic Individuals Detained in Police Custody, has been recognised for the Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize category. The findings of …

Super biomaterials to fight super bugs and faster, cleaner, safer chemicals

University research into super biomaterials to fight super bugs and faster, cleaner, safer chemicals is attracting the attention of hundreds of school children this week at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition.  The University of Nottingham has not one, but two stands at this year’s show and both have been a big hit with the crowds. …

The dangers of everyday noise levels

This blog has been written by Dr Rebecca Dewey, a neuroimaging expert at the University of Nottingham. She is collaborating with the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC) in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Hearing theme of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) at …

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 …

From Kurdistan to Nottingham – celebrating top Maths honour

Celebrating the Fields Medal awarded to Nottingham’s former  PhD student Caucher Birkar – the medal is the highest honour in mathematics and the first such medal awarded to a UK mathematician in the last 20 years The University of Nottingham has recognised the remarkable achievements of PhD alumnus, Caucher Birkar, who studied at the university after …

Nottingham’s Life Sciences and Medicine continue to lead the way as among the best subjects in the world

Five Nottingham subjects have been ranked as in the top 50 in the world according to a new league table. This year’s ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’ shows four of the subjects to also feature in the top 10 when compared to other UK universities. Nottingham’s highest ranking subjects have consistently featured in the …

Women targeted with new digital training programme

One hundred women across the north and midlands will have the chance to retrain in the digital sector thanks to a new online programme supported by over £500,000 from the Institute of Coding. TechUP is led by Durham University in partnership with the universities of Nottingham, Edge Hill and York. The programme is open to women …

Dr Laura Dean solves mystery of a fishy ‘virgin’ birth

In this blog, Dr Laura Dean from the School of Life Sciences, tells the story of her discovery of a fish called Mary who left her and her colleagues flabbergasted when they found live embryos that had been fertilised inside her – a pregnancy that’s not meant to happen in the species. ‘Every spring as …

Dr Stewart Adams OBE – Nottingham’s ‘best alumnus’ – passes away aged 95

Dr Stewart Adams, the legendary Nottingham pharmacologist who co-created the painkiller ibuprofen, has sadly passed away aged 95. Today ibuprofen is the most commonly-used drug in the management of pain and inflammation worldwide. Dr Adams left school at 16 and trained at a small branch of Boots the Chemist in Cambridgeshire. The company awarded him …