The University Of Nottingham has appointed a new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement.
Professor Nick Miles OBE will take up the position on 1 September 2016, providing support to the Vice-Chancellor and other Members of the University’s Executive Board to drive forward Nottingham’s pioneering international strategy.
He succeeds Professor Hai-Sui Yu, who will take up a new position at the University Of Leeds.
Professor Miles, who is a former Provost of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), will combine the role with his current position as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Advancement.
Professor Miles was appointed Professor of Mineral Process Engineering in 2000. Since then he has been continuously involved in senior management; as Head of School, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and Dean of Science and Engineering at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, before taking on the role of Provost of UNNC.
As Provost he had overall responsibility for the operations of UNNC, over a period when student number grew from 3,500 to 7,000, and research capacity expanded dramatically.
In the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours he was appointed OBE in recognition of his contribution to furthering UK/China educational cooperation.
He is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the Minerals Engineering Society.
Professor Miles said: “I am delighted to take up the responsibilities of Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement. My work at UNNC enabled me to play a pivotal role in strengthening global relationships, whilst building an increasingly comprehensive and confident University. I look forward to building on The University of Nottingham’s pioneering reputation in this arena.”
Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor said: “It is self-evidently the case that for Britain’s global university, global engagement is critical.
“Nick’s extensive international experience in general, and his immense knowledge of Asia will help us take our international vision to the next level, as well as developing our strategy to further showcase our world-changing research and excellence in teaching and learning.”
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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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