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Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance

Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance

A strategic partnership between world-leading research institutions

The Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance (A-NA) builds on years of collaboration in research and education between the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham. 

The alliance sees our long-standing friendship develop into a strategic global partnership, deepening our commitment to work together to address the challenges shared by Australia and the UK and our partners across the world. 

The Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance draws on the capabilities of each university and areas of our shared expertise. We will develop the next generation of students with a truly global mindset. Our alliance will increase the impact of our research at local, regional and national level and further opportunities for wider international collaborations.


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We are excited to be part of this global approach.

Professor of Food Chemistry Ian Fisk, UK lead of Global Food Systems research theme.

Nottingham and Adelaide are working together to address the world’s great challenges, including how to secure sustainable, nutritious food supplies in the face of climate change and population pressures.

Our researchers share expertise on improving the quality of sustainable, healthy, plant-based food. An Aus$2.5m facility at the University of Adelaide is expanding a partnership with the University of Nottingham-based International Flavour Research Centre and is supported by a major investment by v2food, a global leader in plant-based alternatives to meat.

Professor of Food Chemistry and academic lead for the International Flavour Research Centre, Ian Fisk said: “Due to the globally interconnected nature of our food supply chain, we need to work together to identify sustainable alternatives in our diet to ensure a safe, reliable supply of high-quality nutritional foods that consumers enjoy.”


Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance (A-NA) 2024 Partnership Seed Funding Programme: apply now

The Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance Partnership Seed Fund Programme provides an opportunity to foster international collaboration and engagement between the institutions.

It provides opportunities for professional staff, academics and researchers across all faculties, schools, centres, institutes, and units at the University of Nottingham & Adelaide to apply for funding to develop broader and deeper collaborations in areas of strategic focus for each institution by leveraging complementary strengths and trans-disciplinary scholarship to advance research and education collaboration.

Applications will be accepted in any area, however priority will be given to those that align to the Global Engagement Strategic Delivery Plan and/or one of the A-NA Strategic Themes

  • Global Food Systems 
  • Intelligent Health 
  • Sustainable Futures

Click here to view the application guidelines and to submit an application.

For more information, please contact

Deadline for applications: Sunday 10 March 2024 00:00 (BST) 08:30 (ACST)


Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance Symposium

The inaugural Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance Symposium was held on Thursday 4 May 2023 at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace Campus. 

Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West led a delegation from the University of Nottingham at the symposium, where guests participated and heard from experts from both institutions in the areas of Global Food Systems, Sustainable Futures and Intelligent Health, as well as from some of the alliance’s Joint PhD students. 

Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West with the attendees of the Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance Symposium



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Our research themes

Adelaide and Nottingham each have world-leading strengths in food, health and sustainability research

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International Doctoral Training Partnership

Our PhD students benefit from expertise and facilities at both Nottingham and Adelaide

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Contact us

Get in touch to discover more about our alliance, research themes or DTPs


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