Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Professor Nick Miles OBE


Nick Miles is undertaking his second term as Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

Between 2015 and 2019 he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement responsible for the University of Nottingham’s global engagement strategy and for the University’s advancement portfolio in promoting philanthropy and alumni development.  


Nick's first term as Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) between 2010 and 2015, led the University through a period of substantive growth from 2,000 to 6,500 students and 300 to 800 staff achieving a turnover in excess of £50 million.

He received the Camilla Award from the City of Ningbo (2013) in recognition of developing international education, the Zhejiang Province West Lake Friendship award (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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