New growth for research that improves lives in China

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09 Apr 2018 00:15:00.000

Research carried out by academics at the University of Nottingham Ningbo is helping to improve the lives of people in China.

The University is leading the way in research into the areas of improved healthcare, greener transport, and sustainable environments.

The University, which made its home in Ningbo 14-years-ago, has heavily invested in research, increasing the number of funding partners, expanding its research facilities and recruiting 20 world-class chair professors.

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It now stands poised for new growth in the shape of its PhD programme. Thanks to new government support the University will aim to recruit 1000 PhD students, shaping a first-class research portfolio.

Professor Chris Rudd said: “Research is in the DNA of our institution and we share the University of Nottingham’s passion for excellence with impact. 

“We have made a commitment to investing in our staff, our students, our partners and our facilities and, as a result, we are seeing the remarkable growth in research outputs, the attraction of world-class talent and momentum for translating this research to impact not only regionally for the people of Ningbo but nationally and internationally.

“This is an exciting time for the University with further plans to develop our PhD programme and grow our research and innovation in the years to come.”

The University of Nottingham Ningbo was the first Sino-foreign University to open in China. During its history it has seen the opening of China’s first carbon-neutral building and helped 7,800 students through their university life to graduation and beyond. 

Research in the themes of healthcare, transport and environment are already changing lives in China. This includes work into supercapatteries- new energy storage devices combing the properties of batteries and super capacitators, technology to reduce climate change and pollution, improving local healthcare and creating cleaner manufacturing systems.

While the research is intertwined with the University's global research strategy there is a focus on local priorities. Researchers work with hospitals and healthcare professionals to improve the lives of ordinary people. They are also maximising on China's sustainable transport agenda and working with government and industry to develop electrical technologies for greener transport systems.

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The University of Nottingham is a Russell Group UK university, providing a British education in China.  We provide excellent, internationally-recognised qualifications, with all courses taught in English. We support students to develop valuable transferable skills and a global perspective, and our students have an exceptional graduate employment or further study rate of 98%. Our research improves lives pushing the boundaries of knowledge to impact on our world for the better. 

For a truly global University, experience the University of Nottingham, for Ningbo, for China.

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