March 2015

Keeping hungry jumbos at bay

The recorded sound of angry predators deters night time raids by hungry elephants.

Vice-Chancellor is new Russell Group Chair

Professor Sir David Greenaway has been selected as the new Chair of the Russell Group of Universities.

AncientBiotics - a medieval remedy for modern day superbugs?

A one thousand year old remedy for eye infection from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern superbug MRSA.

University awarded £6m for local business growth programme

The University has received £6m from the Government's Regional Growth Fund, to provide grants which will enable businesses in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to fulfil their growth potential.

£1.1m study to reduce cognitive problems in people with MS

Experts in Nottingham are leading a major new study into how people with multiple sclerosis (MS) could overcome problems with attention and memory associated to their condition.

'Playing to win' – Karren Brady kicks off the Chancellor's Lecture Series

Karren Brady CBE, Baroness of Knightsbridge and star of BBC's The Apprentice, is visiting The University of Nottingham to deliver the first ever Chancellor's Lecture on Thursday 26 March.

Solving the world's hardest unsolved maths problems

Nottingham mathematician to lead £2.3m research into the Millennium maths problems.

A music lesson by royal appointment

Judith Weir, current Master of the Queen's Music, is set to visit The University of Nottingham to deliver a public talk and tutorials with students on Tuesday 24 March.

Government commits £60m to energy research at Midlands universities

The Government has confirmed £60million for a new energy research project in the Midlands.

Researchers and musicians come together to explore noise and silence

The University of Nottingham will host a workshop with two public events reflecting on science, technology and music to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Science Museum's landmark 1935 Noise Abatement exhibition.

Out of their minds: Nottingham research used in thrilling ride that adapts to riders' brain activity

A new mixed-reality fairground ride is using research from The University of Nottingham to adapt the experience to the rider's own brain activity.

From 'Made in China' to 'Designed in China': new copyright research centre opens in Ningbo

As China's economic focus continues to shift from manufacturing to design, a new research centre examining Chinese digital copyright launched at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

International award for hearing loss 'brain training' research paper

A Nottingham study that demonstrated how training the brain could be used to improve listening and cognition in people with hearing loss is to receive international recognition.

Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world

A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.

Swim, cycle and run for dementia research

The University of Nottingham is set to host the first ever triathlon to take place on its University Park Campus. Organised by students, the sprint triathlon will see staff, students and members of the public complete a 400m indoor swim, a 15km cycle and 5km run.

Giant step towards the quantum revolution

Physicist wins 1.35m Euro grant from ERC to look for quantum matter in unexpected places.
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