Founded in 1948, with a history stretching back to 1881, the University of Nottingham is a research-intensive institution and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities.
The University’s educational ethos is built on the premise that education can transform lives and unlock the potential of its 44,500 students. This drives a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and graduate outcomes – preparing students to shape the world around them.
The University’s outstanding teaching secured Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. It has also been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and features in the top 20 of all three major UK university rankings.
A world-leading research portfolio worth £600 million brings together talented, passionate and dedicated people who strive to make discoveries that have a real impact on lives and societies across the world. The University is ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, with 97% of its research recognised internationally.
The University is one of the UK’s most successful institutions in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation, and is a major employer and industry partner both locally and globally, contributing more than £1 billion each year to the national economy.
Its pioneering spirit has seen the University lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia, to form a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement.
Continual investment in a world-class estate both in the UK and overseas, delivers award-winning campuses, buildings and facilities which are unrivalled in providing inspiring spaces for staff and students to research, teach and study.
As the University enters an exciting new chapter with a new Vice-Chancellor, the words of its founder, Sir Jesse Boot, remain a constant truth.
“In each succeeding age the University will spread the light of learning and knowledge and will bind science and industry in the unity that is so essential for the prosperity of the nation and the welfare of our fellow citizens.”