Gradual but significant steps towards national recovery

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner England now has roadmap for the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions. As the days grow longer and spring is on its way, we can also look forward to the prospect of more colleagues returning to campus and seeing more of friends and loved ones. For now, and for the …

Joining Horizon Europe: exciting opportunities for our research

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Amid the current gloom, some very good news – the UK can look forward to associating with Horizon Europe, the EU’s new €95.5bn framework programme for funding research and innovation. It has emerged from the Brexit deal that UK organisations will be able to fully take part in Horizon …

Research continues during new national lockdown

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Following the Government’s announcement on Monday evening of a third national lockdown, I wish to update you on what this means for research at our university. In line with Government guidance, our Covid-19 secure research buildings and facilities remain open and our on-campus research will continue. Research staff, including …

Season’s greetings as we look forward to a better 2021

Research update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner As 2020 draws to a close, I wonder if any year has prompted so much time for reflection on what we truly value, and whether a new year has carried so many hopes. I am also sure that our festive break has seldom been as welcome or richly …

New Horizons awards for seven transformative research projects

Seven research teams led by University of Nottingham academics have been awarded prestigious New Horizons grants by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The grants support exciting, transformative research ideas focused on advancing knowledge and securing the pipeline of next-generation innovations. Of the 126 projects awarded funding in the highly competitive national scheme, seven …

Finding new ways to deliver with partners in Africa

Dr Jo-Anna Russon on how a collaborative, creative approach with partners in Uganda and South Africa is overcoming the challenges of the pandemic VET Africa 4.0 seeks to re-frame vocational education and training (VET) in a more inclusive and sustainable manner, drawing on case studies in Uganda and South Africa. The project, funded by the …

Looking ahead after a difficult year and support for postgraduate research students

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Research remains classified as an essential activity under the Tier 3 restrictions that came into force on Wednesday for Nottinghamshire. The steps we took in summer to make our buildings Covid-secure continue to protect our community and give us confidence in the safety of our on-campus research and teaching. …

Celebrating our influential researchers

Seven University of Nottingham academics are among the world’s most highly cited researchers. It is the second year running that the University has boasted seven academics in the prestigious Highly Cited Researcher list, which is collated by Web of Science to celebrate scientists and social scientists who demonstrate significant influence through publication of multiple papers. …

The power of knowledge exchange

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner A key pillar of the University’s strategy is knowledge exchange. The importance of shared expertise is even more apparent in these challenging times: our researchers are informing a better understanding of the pandemic’s impact on so many aspects of our lives, while working with our partners to translate our discoveries will help drive economic recovery …