Brexit: European research funding

Guest blog by Professor Dame Jessica Corner Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange The UK’s position in Europe – and implications for future access to European funding by research institutions such as the University of Nottingham – has been uncertain over many months. Following the result of the General Election the picture has become clearer. …

UK’s first forum for female academic entrepreneurs launches at the University of Nottingham

The UK’s first forum for female academic entrepreneurs was being launched today (15 January 2020) at the University of Nottingham. The Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA) created the forum to bring together women to explore entrepreneurship as a pathway for delivering societal and economic impact from their research. University spin-out companies play a …

Research Strategy update – an invitation to join colleagues at faculty-based briefings

A series of Research Strategy briefings are being held across the University’s campuses to update researchers and all those dedicated to supporting the delivery of our world-class discoveries.   The briefings are being hosted at faculty level, underlining that communicating and engaging with all our researchers is central to our Research Strategy.   Each briefing will be hosted by the faculty’s Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange and take place on the following …

London gathering to sample Colombian chocolates made in Nottingham

On December 5, the Prosperity Fund Colombia hosted a chocolate tasting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.  Featuring chocolate made by Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates from our Future Food Beacon cocoa project, this was an exciting evening showcasing the real impact of science on people’s lives. The project, titled ‘Controlling cocoa bean fermentation for …

Our world-leading research: an update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on recent progress supporting the University’s mission of delivering world-leading research that transforms lives. We are moving from shaping and implementing our research strategy to an emphasis on the delivery of our goals, as we further align with the University’s new strategy. The new …

REF2021: we’re in good shape thanks to your dedication and continuing hard work

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on progress towards REF2021 We are approaching the final stages of preparations for REF2021 and will take stock of our submission in the new year. While there remains a tremendous amount to do, I believe we are well-prepared thanks to everyone’s efforts. Our REF …

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters and the Flexible Fund: supporting ambitious, challenge-led discovery

A new fund supporting interdisciplinary research is set to make its first awards. The University’s Flexible Fund is linked to our Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (IRCs), which bring together academics and our partners to address the key challenges of our age. The Flexible Fund is designed to support interdisciplinary research projects in the early stages of development. …

High-profile guests and fascinating spiders join launch of Institute for Policy and Engagement

The University’s Institute for Policy and Engagement was officially launched this week in London, where Professor Shearer West welcomed around 140 guests including leading policymakers, representatives from industry, funding bodies and community and national organisations. Professor West, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University, told guests at King’s Place: “The mission of the Institute – to …

Supporting interdisciplinary research: an invitation from new UNICAS director

The new director of a University initiative that nurtures novel interdisciplinary research and brings substantial external investment to Nottingham has welcomed an increase in funding that will double the number of projects it supports. UNICAS – University of Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Analytical Science – brings together cross-discipline research groups to focus on exciting projects. …