The University of Nottingham first opened it doors as a civic college in 1881. It then went on to acquire a Royal Charter and confers degrees in medicine, nursing, and other undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 1999, the University of Nottingham launched a campus in China. The University of Nottingham has well over 33,000 students. Noteworthy is its pioneering work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, that resulted in Sir Peter Mansfield being awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology and the work on transgenic tomatoes by Professor Grierson. The University of Nottingham utilizes a powerful supercomputer on its campus Research information and newsworthy information is available on-line.
Atoms colder than outer space are the key to futuristic nano-sensors
Experts at The University of Nottingham have secured a £6 million grant to build a research facility to prototype a new generation of tiny nano-sensors.
Engineers develop an early warning system to make fracking safer
New technology developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham could offer an early warning system to signpost any potential risks to land stability associated with fracking.
Lizards in the Caribbean: How geography influences animal evolution
A new and potentially more revealing way of studying how animal evolution is affected by the geography of climate has been designed by researchers at The University of Nottingham and Harvard University.
Chemists design new high pressure reactor
(Phys.org) —Experts at The University of Nottingham have designed a new pressure reactor which has led to improvements in applied materials research – and particularly in healthcare.
Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates, study shows
Arguments about whose turn it is to do the washing up, negotiating rights to the TV remote control and disputes over noise—as many students returning to university for the new academic year are about to ...
X-ray vision puts Nottingham plant and soil sciences on the world stage
A multidisciplinary team of scientists at The University of Nottingham are using some of the most advanced X-ray micro Computed Tomography (CT) scanners to learn how to design plant roots so they can interact ...
Scottish people most sceptical on fracking, survey shows
If Scotland votes for independence later this week, its Government could face an uphill challenge in persuading the Scottish people that fracking is necessary, research has revealed.
Taking the 'sting' out of reproduction
(Phys.org) —Female parasitic wasps have more reproductive success when working together with other females, which can also explain sex biased reproduction, according to new research.
Got a software design problem? Call a philosopher!
A Canadian software company has used the expertise of a University of Nottingham philosopher to help design event calendar software.
China's reform of R&D budget management doesn't go far enough, research shows
In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, reaching 1.98 per cent in 2012. This figure surpasses the 28 member states of the EU, which ...
There's a kind of Hush surrounding quantum systems
(Phys.org) —Has a persistent noise ever kept you awake at night? Well it isn't just you. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have had the same problem with quantum technologies.
The 'yin and yang' of malaria parasite development
Scientists searching for new drug and vaccine targets to stop transmission of one of the world's deadliest diseases believe they are closer than ever to disrupting the life-cycle of this highly efficient ...
Weighing up the secrets of African elephant body fat
A research team from The University of Nottingham has carried out the first molecular characterisation of the African elephant's adipose tissue—body fat. This new information will form the basis of future ...
Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities is abuse too
New measures brought in to tackle forced marriage have been welcomed by a national charity based at The University of Nottingham.
Support for fracking drops for third time in a row with Conservatives most in favour
In an ongoing survey carried out byThe University of Nottingham, researchers have seen support for fracking fall to 49.7 per cent compared with a high of 58.2 per cent in July 2013.