Our key role in attracting global R&D investment and driving economic growth

Professor Tom Rodden’s research update The University of Nottingham is part of a ground-breaking coalition of Midlands universities that has launched a £3m international campaign to attract inward investment into R&D, innovation and science – leveraging our global connections to drive economic growth across the region. I am delighted that the university is part of …

My pledge for research at a challenging time for our university    

In my first update of the year, I’d like to share my sense of optimism for 2024, news of successes, opportunities and support for research at Nottingham – and reaffirm my commitment to our research community at a challenging time. The higher education sector is facing unprecedented financial pressures and here at Nottingham we face …

Season’s greetings and a look ahead to 2024 in research   

Welcome to my final research update for 2023. I have hugely enjoyed my first few months back at Nottingham. As deputy exec chair for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and as a chief scientific adviser I enjoyed an overview of the research across the UK. In my first few months in this …

Welcome to my first research update

I am delighted to share with you a research update, my first as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange.  I’m looking forward to building upon the work of my predecessors and the many colleagues across the university who support the delivery of our research strategy.   In my first few weeks in the job, I have …

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards: applications open

Professor Sam Kingman’s research update Applications are open for the university’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards.  The awards celebrate the contribution of our research to society and the economy.  The deadline for applications is Monday 16 October 2023.  To find out more and enter, please visit Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2024.  The awards are …

REF2028: what we know so far

Professor Sam Kingman’s research update Decisions on the high-level design of the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been published by the UK’s higher education funding bodies. The next REF will conclude in 2028 and will assess research and impact between 2021 and 2027. Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Executive Chair at Research England (and who …

UKRI’s new research funding service: guidance and FAQs

Professor Sam Kingman’s research update UKRI’s new research funding service: guidance and FAQs UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is introducing a new service aiming to reduce the burden of finding, applying for and managing research funding. The changes will affect all researchers applying for UKRI funding. To support you, the university’s Research and Innovation team …

Hello from Professor Sam Kingman

Welcomed to my first research update as Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. I am delighted and honoured to take up this role, with responsibility for the university’s research portfolio and implementation of our research strategy. I will be in post until 1 October 2023, when Professor Tom Rodden takes over as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for …

It’s been quite a privilege: my 30 years at Nottingham

Professor Neil Crout, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, is retiring. Here, he reflects on 30-plus years at the University of Nottingham The university in 1990(ish) Money was very tight, staff numbers had fallen in our school, and recruitment was rare. We were worried about the low A-level grade of our incoming students. The …