17 Jun 2010 11:23:00.000
You will now be able to take The University of Nottingham with you, wherever you go in the world.
The University has officially launched its site on iTunes U (www.itunes.co.uk), a dedicated area of the iTunes Store that offers free audio and video content from leading education institutions.
The University of Nottingham on iTunes U enables you to download free interviews, seminars and lectures to download and play on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC
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Amongst the quality content available, The University of Nottingham on iTunes U will feature Brady Haran's award-winning science videos; Test Tube, Periodic Table of Videos and Sixty Symbols as well as the new project Bibledex, which features a video for each book of the Bible.
“We are delighted to be taking our place on iTunes U” said Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway. “We are a truly global university and iTunes U provides a wonderful opportunity to make available — to that global audience — some of the resources our inspiring educators and staff produce.”
“I hope you enjoy the rich array of video and audio programmes available on our iTunes U site and that it gives you a revealing insight into the international Nottingham experience.”
The programmes on offer touch on all aspects of life at Nottingham, from Economics and Politics; sustainable energy research and Chemistry to the student experience and what it means to graduate from one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities.
The University of Nottingham on iTunes U will also give academics the opportunity to make even more of an impact on everyday lives: Professor Philip Cowley and his colleagues in the School of Politics and International Relations will debut their fun and informative video project, Politics in 60 Seconds, in which they are challenged to define political ideas and concepts in a minute or less. The videos — bloopers and all — will build into a useful video dictionary of political terms and ideas, and will help students and school pupils as well as general viewers who want to brush up on their political theory.
The project is testament to the School and the University’s impact on public life. The Guardian newspaper recently said of Professor Cowley: “…rare is the scholar that penetrates beyond the academy and into public consciousness. The work of Nottingham's Philip Cowley has indisputably made the leap.”
Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr Wyn Morgan said: “We’re very excited about this project and are very pleased to be joining iTunes U so we can spread our multimedia content further.”
With The University of Nottingham on iTunes U you have access to educational content anytime, anywhere.
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Notes to editors: To find out more visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/itunesu
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