Knighthood for VC at Buckingham Palace

   
   
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Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, has received his knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen (November 11).

The investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace followed the announcement of Sir David’s knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.

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Sir David, who received the honour in recognition of his achievements in higher education and public service, was accompanied by his wife, Susan, sons, Stuart and Dan, and daughters-in-law, Caroline and Georgina.

He said the occasion was “inspiring and humbling”, adding:

“It is an enormous privilege to lead the University and my day at Buckingham Palace is just as much an honour for Nottingham as it is for me.”

Professor Sir David Greenaway has led the University as Vice-Chancellor since 2008 and made a significant contribution on the national and international stage, both within the education sector and in broader public life.

The University is a trailblazer in global higher education. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, was the first Sino-Foreign campus established in China, and Nottingham was the first British institution to open a fully operational overseas campus, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, in 2000.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also the most popular university in the UK among graduate employers, in the top 10 for student experience according to the Times Higher Education and one of the world’s greenest universities. It is ranked in the world’s top 1% of universities by the QS World University Rankings.

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