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 …

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 …

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 …

Brexit: availability of EU funding to UK institutions for research

Guest blog from Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. As stories around Brexit dominate the news and suggest increasing uncertainty, it is timely to elucidate what we know about availability of EU funding for research to UK institutions now and in the future – including news from a statement released by …

British Academy honours Professor Judith Still

Judith Still, Professor of French and Critical Theory, has been elected as a Fellow to the British Academy. Professor Still, of the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, joins a record 76 academics elected in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences. This is the largest cohort of new Fellows elected …

NHS at 70: Professor Dame Jessica Corner is celebrated among its most influential nurses and midwives

Today the NHS is 70 – and Professor Dame Jessica Corner, the University of  Nottingham‘s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been named as one of the most influential nurses in its history. The Nursing Standard’s 70 NHS years: a celebration of 70 influential nurses and midwives from 1948 to 2018, recognises Dame Jessica’s …

Our Research Vision: one year on

Guest blog from Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research  and Knowledge Exchange. We are celebrating the first anniversary of our Research Vision, one of the most concentrated and comprehensive programmes in our history, which refocuses our mission of delivering exceptional research that transforms lives in our community, the UK and across the world. In …

Knowledge exchange: have your say on the University’s strategy

Message from Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange: In the year since we launched our Research Vision we have seen significant changes in the external science and innovation landscape. The UK’s industrial strategy, published in February this year, places science and innovation at the heart of government’s plans to drive economic …

Research Priority Areas: big ideas for global challenges

Guest blog by Dr Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy and Performance. At the latest RPA Information Day, I was delighted to welcome academics from the University’s Research Priority Areas, together with colleagues from Research and Innovation, and members of Professional Services who support research and knowledge exchange. The afternoon session of the event, …