Faculty of Science

Research in science

Research within the Faculty of Science was recognised by the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being 'world-class' and 'internationally excellent'. There is a huge range of ground-breaking research activity being undertaken within the faculty. The university's science-related research priority areas undertake world-class research and knowledge transfer to address global issues and challenges. Further research activities also take place within the individual schools. 

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The Faculty of Science comprises seven schools

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Research with us

Research opportunities with the University of Nottingham



Impact case studies from the Faculty of Science



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Fellowship programmes at the University of Nottingham

Beacons of Excellence


Beacons of Excellence at the University of Nottingham

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Research Centres

Faculty of Science research centres



The Faculty of Science undertakes research that has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations, societies and our planet.  The interdisciplinary research of our seven schools and strong collaborations results in a diversity of approaches to advance academia, industry and commerce.  Our cross-faculty research is aligned to address many of the Sustainable Development Goals, from affordable clean energy and zero hunger, to good health and wellbeing and sustainable communities.  Our community of postgraduate, early career and established researchers connect in a world-class physical and digital environment and work closely with industrial partners and academic collaborators across the globe, ensuring our work has impact to make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.
Prof Phil Williams, APVC Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Science




Science impact studies

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From idea to demonstration of a materials macroscope: our seven-year journey

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Mathematicians are at frontline in the fight against Covid

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Making way for 5G and beyond

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Faculty of Science

The University of Nottingham
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