This is the place that boosts business, shapes society, and helps a greener planet spin a little smoother. 

We're developing solutions to solve real world challenges - creating cutting-edge tools and technologies and designing the places of tomorrow.

Our research is impactful and award-winning. It has some of the highest levels of reach and significance in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2021).  

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Research Impact Success Stories

We seek to ensure our research contributes outside of academia advancing a global society.

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Technology Transfer

Industries look to harness our revolutionary technologies transferring them into their businesses.

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Prizes and Awards

Our world-changing research has earnt recognition from industry, institutes and professional bodies.

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Net Zero Aviation

Our sector-leading aerospace, materials and energy research is helping the UK take the global lead in securing net zero aviation.

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Climate Change

Our engineers and architects are tackling climate change by adapting our cities, transport, energy production and consumption

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Knowledge, Engaged Podcasts

Listen to our passionate researchers talk about their work and how it makes a difference in the world.

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Take a closer look  

Research Groups

Discover how our research groups are tackling everyday problems.

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Research Centres

Explore how our research centres solve industrial challenges.

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Research Institutes

Find out how our research institutes are addressing global issues.

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Explore research impact across the University of Nottingham 

Vision: Research Impact

From our world to yours. Our research transforms lives and shapes the future.

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Knowledge Exchange

We exchange knowledge with external partners to ensure our research benefits everyone.

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Research Excellence Framework

REF 2021 reaffirmed the University of Nottingham as among the best universities in the UK for the strength of our research.

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