Research and Knowledge Transfer Priority Areas

Our Research and Knowledge Transfer Priority Areas 

The University of Nottingham has established a number of Research and Knowledge Transfer Priority Groups. These are areas of key focus, which support the delivery of excellence in research and knowledge transfer.

Nine Priority Groups will be in key thematic areas with the potential to grow and deliver an influential amount of world-class research and knowledge transfer addressing global issues and challenges. A further five will underpin capabilities across the University with the objective of leveraging significant external funding.


Research Priority Groups will:

  • maximise the visibility and impact of the University’s research
  • secure significant levels of external funding to support their research activities
  • become an institutional champion for their topic
  • incorporate interdisciplinary collaborations of international quality
  • provide a first-class environment for career development and training
  • attract high quality staff, postgraduates and strategic partnerships

It is envisaged that Priority Groups will have a maximum life-span of five years in order to allow for new thematic areas to emerge. These will be dependent on the University’s evolving priorities and changing global challenges.

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