Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement


Professor Nick Miles OBE


Nick Miles is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement with responsibility for:

  • The University’s global strategy, covering all areas of the world and including oversight of the international campuses in Malaysia (UNMC) and China (UNNC). He works closely with the Provosts of UNMC and UNNC, the International Office and all academic schools to develop and sustain purposeful global partnerships that will enrich student experience and enhance research excellence.
  • Leading the University’s Advancement portfolio in promoting philanthropy and alumni development and has oversight of the Campaign and Alumni Relations Office.

He works closely with:

  • Director of Campaign and Alumni Relations Office
  • Director of the International Office
  • Four regional focused Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Global Engagement (Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East)

Nick is a member of the University's Executive Board and Impact Campaign Board. He chairs the Global Engagement Board.


Nick was Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) between 2010 and 2015, having previously held the seconded post of Dean of Science and Engineering at this campus. During his time in China he has advised Chinese, Australian, UK, Irish, US and Canadian universities/governments on establishing international campuses; the Ethiopian government on postgraduate capacity building across engineering and technology and was a member of a review team for an international university in Uzbekistan. He received the Camilla Award from the City of Ningbo in 2013 in recognition of developing international education, the Zhejiang Province Friendship award in 2014 and an OBE for services to UK/China educational interests in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honours list.

Teaching and Research Summary

Nick is Professor of Mineral Processing with teaching and research experience in particle processing, waste minimisation and recycling, minerals engineering and coal preparation. He has an extensive research portfolio (completed over 44 PhD supervisions) supported through UK Research Council, European, UK government, Zhejiang Provincial Government (China), Ningbo Municipal Government (China) and industry funding and a strong record of inter-disciplinary research with colleagues in the physical sciences, including Chemistry and Physics. He has been a member of assessment panels for EPSRC (chair and panel member), NERC, Defra, DTI, ECSC and EU; an external assessor for chair appointments at Imperial College, Cardiff and Cranfield Universities.

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