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Academic excellence

The University of Nottingham is nationally and internationally renowned for its teaching and research excellence. In addition to our overseas campuses in China and Malaysia we rank highly in the latest international league tables ─ this makes us a truly global and world-class institution.

International and UK ranking

In the latest global and UK tables the University of Nottingham was ranked in the top 1% of all universities in the world.

Further information the University's performance in higher education league tables.

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008

The Research Assessment Exercise is the UK's definitive guide to the quality of a university's research. In the latest RAE Nottingham was once again confirmed as a world-class institution.

  • 90% of research was rated as 'international standard'
  • 60% of research was rated as 'world-leading' or internationally 'excellent'

Further information on the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.

Academic facilities

Our academic facilities are of the very highest standards, with most of our teaching facilities housed within beautiful historic buildings. Across our campuses you will find:

  • State-of-the-art laboratory and medical facilities,
  • Innovative and exciting methods of teaching and learning,
  • Over 14 libraries, allowing access to over 3 million books and journals, 12,000 ejournals and 650,000 ebook items.

Male member of staff working in CSET laboratory, Ningbo campus

...Always knocking on the door of our elite top 10, a place to study at Nottingham remains among the most sought-after in higher education. Teaching and research excellence spans all disciplines with only Cambridge and Manchester boasting  more than Nottingham's 33 top-rated teaching subjects.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2009