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Nottingham is Sports and International University of the Year

Nottingham is Sports and International University of the Year

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The University of Nottingham is the most international university and the best in the UK for sports, according to the 2019 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, published today (Friday 21 September).
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5 days ago
Computer Science Professor is honoured with Fellowship to the Royal Academy of Engineering

Computer Science Professor is honoured with Fellowship to the Royal Academy of Engineering

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Professor Thomas Rodden has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.
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6 days ago
Engineering team behind revolutionary copper mining technology wins prestigious Academy Award

Engineering team behind revolutionary copper mining technology wins prestigious Academy Award

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A multidisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Nottingham and Teledyne e2v are to receive this year's Colin Campbell Mitchell Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for developing MicroHammer, a revolutionary process for extracting copper from its ore using microwave technology. The team will be presented with the award at the Academy's AGM in London on 18 September.
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7 days ago
Nottingham helps students learn about modern slavery

Nottingham helps students learn about modern slavery

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Every first-year student at the University of Nottingham will receive a free book on modern slavery this September, as part of a year-long programme by the Rights Lab to help build a slavery-free-campus.
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7 days ago
New brain research suggests that schizophrenia is an extreme version of a common personality type

New brain research suggests that schizophrenia is an extreme version of a common personality type

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Researchers have found that the signals in people's brains differ depending on a particular aspect of an individual's personality, termed Schizotypy, a discovery that could improve the way schizophrenia is characterised and treated.
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8 days ago
'High-yield' farming costs the environment less than previously thought - and could help spare habitats

'High-yield' farming costs the environment less than previously thought - and could help spare habitats

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New research involving dairy experts at the University of Nottingham suggests that more intensive agriculture might be the 'least bad' option for feeding the world, while saving its species – provided use of such "land-efficient" systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland. The study found that agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land.
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8 days ago
New research suggests more than one in five children in England carry out some care for sick and disabled family members.

New research suggests more than one in five children in England carry out some care for sick and disabled family members.

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New figures from BBC News and the University of Nottingham reveal that the extent of caring by children is much higher than had been thought, with 22% of children, who responded to a questionnaire, admitting to being young carers.
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12 days ago
New 'trap' to analyse, in real time, how cells communicate

New 'trap' to analyse, in real time, how cells communicate

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Using multiple laser beams and Raman spectroscopy experts at the Universities of Nottingham and Glasgow have designed and built a new instrument which could help scientists learn more about how infections take hold and the formation of antibiotic-resistant bacterial biofilms.
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12 days ago
Peatlands will store more carbon as planet warms

Peatlands will store more carbon as planet warms

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Global warming will cause peatlands to absorb more carbon – but the effect will weaken as warming increases, new research suggests.
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13 days ago
Professional bankers show higher levels of pride in their work

Professional bankers show higher levels of pride in their work

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Bankers who are members of a professional body report significantly higher levels of pride in their work than bankers who are not suggests the Chartered Banker Professionalism Index devised by Nottingham University Business School and the Chartered Banker Institute.
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13 days ago
Using the power of music to improve health and social care

Using the power of music to improve health and social care

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West End star Gareth Gates will be among the speakers at a national conference in Nottingham looking at how music can be used in health and social care.
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13 days ago
Worms in space hold key to astronauts' muscle loss

Worms in space hold key to astronauts' muscle loss

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Thousands of worms will be launched into space later this year to help scientists find out why astronauts experience significant muscle loss in zero-gravity during spaceflight.
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2 weeks ago
First use of microscopic sound waves to study cell abnormalities

First use of microscopic sound waves to study cell abnormalities

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University of Nottingham academic has won a prestigious five-year fellowship to explore the use of harmless sound waves to view deep inside living cells to aid early diagnose in diseases such as cancer.
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2 weeks ago
Questions about childhood eczema? Ask our experts online!

Questions about childhood eczema? Ask our experts online!

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Parents worried about their child's eczema are being invited to 'ask our experts' in a special live online chat session as part of National Eczema Week 2018.
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2 weeks ago
Nottingham graduates head to elite US universities thanks to prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Nottingham graduates head to elite US universities thanks to prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

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The University of Nottingham has produced the highest number of Fulbright Scholarship awardees for postgraduate study for the 2018-19 academic year.
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2 weeks ago
Nottingham shortlisted for four national awards

Nottingham shortlisted for four national awards

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Teams behind a new approach to get people excited about science, an academy to support leadership development, a maternal care monitor and a scientific breakthrough that reduces infection have all been shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards.Affectionately known as the Oscars of UK Higher Education, THE Awards are designed to showcase why and how institutions continue to prosper.
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2 weeks ago
Airport security plastic trays harbour highest levels of viruses, study finds

Airport security plastic trays harbour highest levels of viruses, study finds

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New airport swab study reveals highest concentration of viruses, including the common cold, are on the plastic trays at airport security checkpoints.
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3 weeks ago
Peering into private life of atomic clusters – using the world's tiniest test tubes

Peering into private life of atomic clusters – using the world's tiniest test tubes

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Experts in the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre at the University of Nottingham have taken a first peak into the private life of atomic clusters.
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3 weeks ago
Helping the lame to walk, trot and gallop again

Helping the lame to walk, trot and gallop again

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Gene therapy techniques have been used to help cure horses of lameness, a study involving experts at The University of Nottingham has shown.
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3 weeks ago
Pioneering health science lecturers win national teaching awards

Pioneering health science lecturers win national teaching awards

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Inspirational teachers at the University of Nottingham have been recognised by a prestigious national scheme.
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3 weeks ago
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