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.
World record for rowers who generated enough electricity to power a house for a day
It is official! The University of Nottingham has set a new Guinness World Record for the most electrical energy generated by indoor rowers in 24 hours. A relay of rowers converted sheer muscle power into 12.4kWh of energy ...
What is fracking? Public awareness of shale gas extraction is low
Public awareness of fracking the method of extracting shale gas is low, despite high levels of coverage of the controversial process in the media, a new study has found. And while people link fracking to earthquakes ...
Mind over matter? The psychology of healing
People suffering from diabetes-related foot ulcers show different rates of healing according to the way they cope and their psychological state of mind, according to new research by a health psychologist at The University ...
Real ale buffs -- Britain's role models for economic recovery
Britain's beer drinkers can serve as role models for the nation as it struggles to emerge from recession, according to an academic study.
Nottingham research leads to blood test for early detection of cancer
The University of Nottingham spin-out company, Oncimmune Ltd, has developed a ground breaking blood test which will aid the detection of cancer as much as five years earlier than current testing methods such as mammography ...
Tracking endangered elephants with satellite technology
A hundred years ago wild elephants on the Malay Peninsular could be counted in their thousands now there are less than 1500. Over the last century around 50 per cent of forest cover in Peninsular Malaysia has been ...
Child abandonment in Europe is neglected issue, say researchers
Researchers have called for a consistent and supportive approach to child abandonment in Europe to protect the welfare of the hundreds of youngsters given up by their parents every year.
Uncovering Nottingham's hidden medieval sandstone caves
The very latest laser technology combined with old fashioned pedal power is being used to provide a unique insight into the layout of Nottingham's sandstone caves — where the city's renowned medieval ale was brewed and, ...
Small firms driving job creation
Britain's small businesses are likely to create almost two thirds of the country's jobs in an average year, a major new study has revealed.
Some statins have unintended effects and warrant closer monitoring, study finds
The type and dosage of statin drugs given to patients to treat heart disease should be proactively monitored as they can have unintended adverse effects, concludes a new study published in the BMJ.