Ready to engage with Horizon Europe

Good news emerging from the Brexit trade and cooperation deal is that the UK can look forward to associating with Horizon Europe, the EU’s new €95.5bn framework programme for funding research and innovation. While there remains a formal process to finalise association over the coming months, UK organisations will be able to fully take part …

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 …

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. …

Re-establishing and growing our research capacity as we return to campus

COVID-19 update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to share with you news that around 100 buildings have now reopened on our UK campuses. Thanks to a remarkable and concerted team effort, we are on course to achieve an ambitious goal of reopening nearly all our research buildings and facilities by early September. …

Fantastic progress as we accelerate our on-campus research  

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to say we are making fantastic progress towards the return of research to our UK campuses. Thanks to the superb efforts of Estates, Health and Safety teams and wider colleagues, the Advanced Manufacturing Building on Jubilee Campus, and the Biodiscovery Institute and Chemistry Building on University …

COVID-19: a milestone for our UK campuses

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner This week, the University has reached a milestone in the phased return of more research activity to our UK campuses with the first wave of buildings, research spaces and facilities being prepared to welcome back specific teams. However, as outlined in this week’s Recovery Group update by Deputy Vice-Chancellor …

Dame Jessica updates on our response to COVID-19

I do hope you found the extended Easter break beneficial and restful. Many of us continue to juggle family and caring responsibilities, and supervisors and line managers are mindful of such challenges. The health of each of you remains our first priority. You can find support and advice on health and wellbeing while working from …

Research fellow’s GCRF success: climate change and building social resilience

A Nottingham Research Fellow is the UK lead of one of 20 international networks launched today (April 22, 2020) by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to tackle challenges in the developing world. Dr Arabella Fraser, of the School of Geography, is working with world-leading collaborators investigating the links between violence and climate change in marginalised …

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. …

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 were taking place on the …