This is the place that turns research into reality and solves real world challenges that affect our daily lives.

Through our research excellence we boost business, shape society and help make a greener planet spin a little smoother by:

  • Leading the way in establishing net zero transport
  • Addressing the need for sustainable energy, cities and the environment
  • Developing next generation materials and advanced manufacturing processes
  • Improving healthcare outcomes through enhanced technologies

This is the place where you get the space, support, skills and connections to revel in the real world of research. This includes sector-leading facilities, access to experts and training the workforce of the future.

We believe that great minds don’t think alike. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to research which is strengthened through our people, academic partnerships and industry collaborations across the globe.

Get ready to shape the real world.




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Research Groups

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Research Centres

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Research Institutes

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Research facilities shaping the future

If you're looking for research facilities with a difference, then the University of Nottingham is right for you. We have an abundance of specialist, multi-million pound facilities which are finding solutions to global challenges.

From advancing materials, manufacturing and healthcare technologies, to sustainable energy and power electronics  - we're always upgrading our facilities to deliver world-changing research and knowledge exchange.

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Research impact

Our research is changing the world. It is impactful and award-winning.

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PhD opportunities

Study with us. We offer funded and self-funded PhD opportunities.

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Research fellowships

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Research showcase

Celebrating the pioneering research of our postgraduate researchers.

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Global partnerships

We're partnered with Virginia Tech College of Engineering, USA.

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Working with business

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Sustainable futures impact studies View all
The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham
Our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Read more
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Building more effective tools for environmental education Read more
Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor and President
Climate change: a university determined to make a difference Read more