Solving today’s global challenges

Securing sustainable food supplies, ending slavery, developing greener transport, and reducing our reliance on fossil reserves are just some of the solutions to the pressing problems we face.

We are funding six new Beacons of Excellence committed to tackling these global challenges. Click on each one below to find out more.

Research excellence to transform the world

Discovery is in our DNA. It inspires our people and is in the fabric of who we are

Professor Dame Jessica Corner,
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

Our research is inspiring. It brings together our talented, passionate and dedicated people as they strive to make discoveries that have a real impact on lives and societies across the world.

Find out more about our Research Vision

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Meet some of our experts

We invest in our people to attract and retain research talent.

Explore our team of experts and Research Fellows by clicking
the links below.

Ranked as a world top 100 University*

* QS World University Rankings

We have
state-of-the-art facilities at our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia

our world
of research

8th in the UK for research power*

* Research Excellence Framework 2014

We have a research portfolio worth £600m

We've developed
a global network of research collaborations

We support over
8,000 postgraduates,
3,000 researchers and
160 research groups

97% of our
research is

* Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our extraordinary world

A world where we unlock potential, where we equip our students to change the world, and where our pioneering research solves global challenges.

“The University will spread the light of learning and knowledge that is so essential for the prosperity of the nation and the welfare of our fellow citizens.”

Sir Jesse Boot,
Benefactor to the University of Nottingham

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Where our ground-breaking research transforms lives around the globe

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Join our global family of 270,000 alumni, making their mark on the world

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Where we unlock the potential of our 45,000 students both in and out of the classroom

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Where our stunning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia will inspire you every day