Address: University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
Contact name: Tim Utton
Contact Phone number: 0115 9515798
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of organisation:
The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 as ‘one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It has more than 42,000 students across five campuses, and is ranked in the UK’s top 10 and the world’s top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings 2013 – placing it in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. In the last two years it has become a world top 25 choice for employers.
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The University provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Sunday Times as ‘one of the first [universities] to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, Nottingham has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia.
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The University is committed to the City of Nottingham and its local communities, and is involved in extensive outreach, volunteering and community engagement activity, as with work through its Nottingham Potential centers, the Nottingham University Samworth Academy, and other activities aimed at increasing levels of progression to higher education.
Twice since 2003 our research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has also won a number of royal honors: the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation – School of Pharmacy), and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2012 for our work on global food security.
University academics won more than £170m in research income last year – a record high for the institution – which included a 21% increase in funding from industry. Pioneering research at the University has generated a significant number of groundbreaking inventions which are currently in use around the world. Within the University, these inventions are taken from initial ideas to commercial business ventures, delivering global solutions that make a difference in the real world. The discovery of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by Sir Peter Mansfield took place here and is now a vital technology used worldwide.
Our support for innovation attracts world-class academics who know that the infrastructure in place can take their inventions, ideas and new technologies to the global marketplace. As well as all our students benefiting from the opportunity to learn from and work alongside these world-leading academics, many of our PhD and postdoctoral students play a large part in the development of new technologies.
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The University has been involved in over 40 spin-out and related companies and has a current portfolio of 30 spin-outs, of which 16 have products in the marketplace. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is one of the leading centers in Europe for the development of enterprise skills. It works with a high-profile network of senior academics and researchers from the UK, Europe, the United States and the Far East.
Entrepreneurial students are nurtured at Nottingham. Our Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI) offers practical business services through its EnterpriseLab, which provides entrepreneurial students with business advice and mentoring, help with planning, and surgeries on finance, marketing, intellectual property, taxation and funding. It also offers free shared office space, meeting rooms and a networking area, and allows students to use the Enterpriselab address for their business. The EnterpriseLab facilities are also available to our graduates after they leave the University.