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Celebrating the achievements of our Research Priority Areas

In 2014 we established our Research Priority Areas (RPAs), which have become a vital part of the University’s research ecosystem. RPAs provide a platform for multi-disciplinary collaboration spanning across our faculty and school structures, with some extending their reach, engagement and collaboration globally. Guest blog by Dr Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy and …

University’s one million Open Access downloads

Coinciding with International Open Access Week (22 – 26 October), downloads from the University’s repositories of research papers, theses and datasets have just passed one million since the start of 2018.  This has never happened in any previous calendar year. Guest blog by Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian   This milestone underlines the commitment of …

Engineering’s new APVC for research

Professor Christopher Tuck has been appointed as Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering.   Chris Tuck is Professor of Materials Engineering and Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre Of Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing. He  is also Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, a training …

Open Access Week 22 – 26 October 2018

University of Nottingham Libraries is holding a range of events to mark International Open Access Week. Now in its tenth year, Open Access Week is a chance to celebrate the benefits of opening up knowledge for all. The theme this year is ‘designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’ – working towards a truly inclusive scholarly …

Daphne Jackson Fellowship opportunity at the University of Nottingham  

Applications are invited for a two-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of Nottingham.  The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in any STEM subject within the following faculties: Engineering Science Medicine and Health Science * * Please note fellowships are only offered in non-clinical areas of research. The …

New Director of Centre for Biomolecular Sciences   

Professor Chris Denning has been appointed as Director of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) as it undergoes a £23m expansion to underline its reputation as a hub of world-class interdisciplinary research.   The project extends the existing £40m CBS buildings, where areas of research excellence include the Centre for Synthetic Biology, and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, as well …

Royal Academy of Engineering honours University researchers

The Royal Academy of Engineering has recognised world-leading researchers at the University of Nottingham – the School of Computer Science’s Professor Tom Rodden has been elected as a Fellow of the academy, while Professor Sam Kingman and Dr Chris Dodds of the Faculty of Engineering win a prestigious award for a revolutionary process for extracting copper. Professor Rodden has …

Researchfish: a vital tool for assessing research impact

The Research Excellence Framework has driven a growing focus on the importance of demonstrating the impact of our research, and Researchfish is a valuable tool in supporting this. Researchfish is an online platform that allows researchers to report to funders on the outcomes, outputs and impact of their discoveries. The University of Nottingham was the …

Open access: research funders issue 2020 deadline

I would like to share with you an important and very significant change that is set to accelerate the transition towards open access (OA) publishing of research outputs, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. From 2020, 11 national funding organisations across Europe, including UKRI, will require that every paper they …

GCRF: deadline for expressions of interest

Researchers at the University of Nottingham  are invited to apply for the latest round funding under the GCRF scheme, which supports the delivery of world-leading discoveries that tackle complex global problems. Research England has awarded the University £1.9m, as part of our QR allocation, to support projects seeking to address sustainable development goals in developing countries and to …