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 …

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 …

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. …

Royal Society calls for proposals

The Royal Society is inviting scientists to be a part of the UK’s most inspiring research showcase, the Summer Science Exhibition. Set to return in 2020, the deadline for applications is fast approaching Every year, the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition offers scientists the coveted opportunity to present their hard work to more than 14,000 …

Brexit: whatever the outcome, our commitment to building research partnerships across Europe is unwavering

These are uncertain and challenging times. But whatever the outcome as the UK navigates its future relationship with Europe, the University remains devoted to global scholarship, building international partnerships and the delivery of research that addresses challenges across the world, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Our Vice-Chancellor and President, …

Institute for Policy and Engagement launches

The Institute for Policy and Engagement has been unveiled to our colleagues across the University of Nottingham. This was a landmark for us, and celebrated our transition from a bright idea, first discussed three years ago, to a real thing, writes Director of the Institute Stephen Meek. It was tremendously exciting, and not a little humbling, to see …

Using the papaya leaf to cure dengue fever: Dr Ching Lik Hii

Dr Ching Lik Hii, Director of Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering research group at our Malaysia campus talks about his research on the papaya leaf as a cure for dengue fever. Can you explain your research? Dengue is a life-threatening viral infection, carried by the Aedes mosquito. With no specific cure, the disease could cause haemorrhagic …