University of Nottingham > 100 Ways to change the world


There are many ways to change the world. This is a great place to start.

Our pioneering researchers deliver solutions to complex global challenges. Our people work with communities, locally and globally, to make a difference. Through our discoveries, teaching and all that we do, we’re committed to helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

As one of the world’s top 100 universities*, we’re proud to share 100 ways we’re changing the world.

*QS World University Rankings 2023


Changing the world will take collaboration, research, education and building our communities for the future.

Over the coming year we will be sharing 100 ways we have made a difference to people’s lives and are helping to secure a fairer world.




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AuthorAid: supporting researchers from around the world

AuthorAid is a free pioneering global network that provides support for researchers in low- and middle-income countries. Dr Rebecca Dewey has been working with the platform to network, co-design science experiments and share her expertise world-wide.

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Clean energy for communities in Kenya

In Kenya, we’re exploring how schools could serve as clean energy hubs, generating, storing and distributing sustainable power, while promoting education and awareness of sustainability and acting as a model of empowerment for low-income communities.

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World’s first wearable brain scanner

We developed the world’s first wearable brain scanner, which is set to transform understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders such as autism, epilepsy and dementia. Professor Matt Brookes, who leads the team behind this revolutionary technology, was awarded an OBE in the 2024 New Year Honours.

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Hungry for words: raising awareness of eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious and complex psychiatric disorders, and they can prove fatal – anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all mental health conditions. Our research has created a bridge between science and the arts and humanities to help address this challenge. We help people, who may be struggling to express their fears, find a voice and feel listened to, while our findings inform the responses of healthcare practitioners.

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