01 Jul 2010 00:00:00.000
The University of Nottingham is one of the top ten international places to work in academia for life sciences, according to The Scientist magazine.
The University appears alongside institutions such as the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Queensland, Australia in the ranking, which looks at institutions outside the US.
Each year The Scientist — a magazine of the life sciences — polls its readers, asking them to assess their working environment on a number of criteria. These range from job satisfaction, opportunities for promotion, research resources and pay to infrastructure, environment, management and policies. 2010 marks the eighth year of the survey.
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Professor Karen Cox, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Staffing and the Community, said: “We’re delighted that The University of Nottingham has been recognised as one of the top ten places to work in academia internationally. The quality of our research and teaching links directly to working environments and job satisfaction, so it’s great that our life sciences colleagues feel this way.”
The University of Nottingham is a favourite with readers of The Scientist. It also featured in the Top Ten Places to Work in Academia Poll 2007.
For more detailed information on the survey results and methodology visit www.the-scientist.com/bptw
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings.
More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to RAE 2008, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranks the University 7th in the UK by research power. In 27 subject areas, the University features in the UK Top Ten, with 14 of those in the Top Five.
The University provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's “only truly global university”, it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation — School of Pharmacy), and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008.
Nottingham was designated as a Science City in 2005 in recognition of its rich scientific heritage, industrial base and role as a leading research centre. Nottingham has since embarked on a wide range of business, property, knowledge transfer and educational initiatives (www.science-city.co.uk) in order to build on its growing reputation as an international centre of scientific excellence. The University of Nottingham is a partner in Nottingham: the Science City.