Sir Vince Cable is made an Honorary Professor at The University of Nottingham

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20 Jan 2016 16:49:40.060

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The former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has accepted an Honorary Professorship in The University of Nottingham’s School of Economics.

This position provides a welcome basis for Sir Vince to have some involvement with the School.  

Professor Kevin Lee, Head of the School of Economics said: “We are delighted that Sir Vince Cable has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Professor for the School of Economics, which will create a more formal connection with him and provide a basis for him to visit and work with us again in the future.

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“Recently Sir Vince presented a public lecture here at Nottingham which was of enormous benefit to our students.”

Sir Vince said on his appointment: “I have had links with Nottingham going back over many years including as Special Professor.  I have great admiration for the University’s work in developing overseas links, notably in China, and for the high quality of research and teaching in economics and more broadly. It is a privilege to be asked to assume this role and I wish to be actively involved in the University’s development.”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for three years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

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