University of Nottingham > 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 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 difference to people’s lives and are helping to secure a fairer world.




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MRI: born in Nottingham

An MRI scan takes place every three seconds and countless millions of patients have benefited from Sir Peter’s Mansfield’s invention. Fifty years on, our innovations in medical imaging continue to revolutionise understanding of our brains and bodies.

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Battery breakthrough for electric vehicles

In the largest research programme of its kind in the world, we have helped show how the battery life and efficiency of batteries in electric vehicles could be improved by optimising EV charging to the national grid.

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3D printing a healthcare revolution

3D printing allows biological pills to be delivered quickly and cheaply to individual patients, or assembles ‘living’ plasters to speed up healing. Our researchers are helping manufacturers and clinicians deliver a revolution in personalised healthcare.

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Education app with global impact

We have researched tablet technology designed by onebillion and implemented by Imagine Worldwide that is helping to raise numeracy and literacy skills of disadvantaged children in the UK and globally.

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There are so many wonderful world changing projects taking place at the University of Nottingham, both past and present and we would like to hear your favourite world changing story.



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