REF2021: heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all involved

Professor Dame Jessica Corner’s praise for REF team Our REF2021 submission is complete, and was in fact was submitted to Research England a week ahead of today’s deadline. My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to every one of the hundreds of colleagues involved. The Research Excellence Framework is a key indicator of the quality of our …

Vice-Chancellor: help shape our vision for research  

All staff invited to join consultation on new research strategy    Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West is asking all staff across our campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia to help shape our vision for the future of research at the University of Nottingham.   We are renewing our research strategy and your contribution to this university-wide consultation is invaluable.    Professor  West said: “Research is integral to everything we do as a university. Our …

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 …

Care homes trial offers hope

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner In a troubling week for the UK in its fight against the pandemic, it is heartening that a University of Nottingham-led national study offers hope of reducing the impact of coronavirus in care homes. Professor Philip Bath and Professor Adam Gordon from the School of Medicine are leading a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …