SDG goal 15 - Life on land

The grounds of our UK campuses are among the most beautiful in the country and home to wildlife that is a source of delight to generations of students, staff and visitors. We are proud to be custodians of these wonderful landscapes. Our mission is also to help preserve and restore ecosystems and biodiversity in the UK and across the world, by working in partnership with farmers, industry, communities and policymakers.




Green Flag awards for our campuses

50 - 85%

potential reduction in use of nitrogen fertilisers thanks to our research


Member of 500+ worldwide network of Nature Positive universities




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Fixing the climate impact of nitrogen

Synthetic nitrogen fertilisers used in farming are a leading cause of global warming. A revolutionary approach developed at Nottingham will accelerate a process that uses bacteria to convert nitrogen from the air to create sustainable biofertilisers.

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Learning and students

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The great outdoors

We are proud of our green campuses and explore their potential for learning and wellbeing. On Jubilee Campus we have developed a space for outdoor education that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, schools and the community.

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Engagement and impact

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Good for cows, good for the planet

Our research has transformed practices in the UK animal feed industry, bringing more sustainable, alternative sources of protein into the food chain and helping address the impact of dairy farming on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Policy and operations

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Award-winning green campuses

Our University Park and Jubilee campuses are multiple Green Flag Award winners. We’re home to vibrant flora and fauna, and encourage biodiversity by leaving more areas to grow wild. University Park is also officially a hedgehog friendly campus.

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