University of Nottingham


At The University of Nottingham staff and students work at the cutting-edge of research, finding revolutionary solutions to the challenges faced by businesses.

Many of the world’s largest companies turn to us for help. Rolls Royce, Airbus, Ford, E.ON, GSK, Siemens and Unilever are just some of the companies we work with.

We also work with a large number of small and medium sized businesses, providing affordable and effective research.

Contact us to find out how our research expertise can benefit your business.

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Why choose Nottingham

World-class research

With almost 4000 academics world wide, working across a range of sectors, we are ranked 7th in the UK for our research power, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. We provide world-class research expertise in diverse areas, from aerospace to advanced manufacturing, from food and drink to pharma, from criminal justice to linguistic profiling from energy to power electronics and much more.

Making an impact 

With a track record in delivering world-changing research, from the development of MRI to innovations such as industrial microwave processing, we are making a big impact on the modern world.

State-of-the-art facilities

We provide unrivalled services in a number of industries, from aerospace to advanced manufacturing, from food and drink to pharma, from to energy to power electronics and much more.

A global reach

With campuses in China and Malaysia, we can help you to establish research collaborations with public and private sector partners in fast-growing Asian economies. Our Asia Business Centre will work with you to find the right partners for your business.

Professional Account Management

We have a dedicated team of specialists in our Corporate Partnerships team, who will work with you to find the right solution to meet your needs.

Research collaborations


Unilever is one of the world's biggest producer of food, home and personal care products, with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers every day.

We are working with Unilever across a range of areas to help them better understand the needs of their customers. One of these projects is measuring sensory stimuli in order to understand how food stimulates sensations in the human brain.

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Pork is the world's most widely consumed meat, accounting for 40% of all meat consumption. With the global population forecast to grow by a further 2 billion people by 2050, improving the efficiency of animal growth is becoming ever more important.

Our experts are working with Zoetis to research feed efficiency in pigs in order to ensure their healthy growth and development, and provide an increasing supply of high quality meat that the world’s expanding population requires.

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Jim Crilly Unilever

Research and innovation is at the core of sustainable growth for Unilever. To continue to be successful we need to collaborate with the very best partners. The University of Nottingham has an international reputation for the quality of its research. It also has an impressive geographic reach which is important for a company like Unilever."


Jim Crilly
Senior Vice President of the Strategic Science Group, Unilever 


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