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Research and Thought Leadership

The UK's latest research ranking confirms our position as a top research-led business school. REF 2014 ranks us 6th in the UK by 'research power'.

The quality of this research provides the foundation for the excellent teaching at the Business School.

Our distinctive contributions to the future of business and management are through recognised areas of outstanding research:

  • Ethical and responsible business
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Banking, finance and risk
  • Public and healthcare leadership
  • International business

A vibrant and collaborative community of over 100 doctoral students is essential to our research culture. We expect high standards of our doctoral students so we are dedicated to investing in their growth and learning.

The University of Nottingham is part of the ESRC-funded Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership. One of just 14 DTPs nationally, the Midlands Graduate School allows ESRC postgraduate scholarships to be awarded to UK and EU students at Nottingham.

Academic divisions

Nottingham University Business School’s research and teaching staff are structured into eight academic divisions that each provide a focus for our faculty strengths and expertise in particular fields.

Research and teaching database resources

Staff and registered students can access a range of databases that provide detailed historical and current information on companies and financial markets. 

Find out about our database resources


View our list of recent publications

Female Student in Learning Resource Centre

Research centres and institutes

Our research centres and institutes bring together staff with interests and expertise in distinct fields. They enable interdisciplinary research projects, collaborate with business and industry partners, and enhance the School’s international research reputation.

About centres and institutes

Research funding

The following bodies and organisations have provided research funding in recent years.

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Explore the University's research website.

Research fellowships


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