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University and US collaborations – working together to help save lives

The University of Nottingham is working with leading US organisations on critical medical research projects which have the potential to save and transform countless lives.

One research project is looking at developing new drugs to target both drug resistant and BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutation ovarian cancer. The research is funded by the national charity, Target Ovarian Cancer, and is part of a high profile collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, USA. Such drugs could have the potential to help save countless lives.  / ......more

More than 500 people attend University’s biggest ever TEDx event on campus

Nottingham alumnus documentary film maker Taghi Amirani (Physics 1984) was one of the guest speakers at TEDxUoN alongside his former head of department, Nobel prize winning scientist Sir Peter Mansfield.

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. / ......more

Celebrations for 10th anniversary of Nottingham in China

Celebrations have begun to mark the 10th anniversary of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) — the first foreign independent university campus to be established in China. Pictures from the official launch ceremony can be found here.

UNNC opened its doors to students in 2004 and the campus had its official opening in February 2006. / ......more

Is Theo Hollywood’s new heartthrob?

A University of Nottingham Philosophy graduate is one of the stars of the newly released Hollywood adventure film Divergent.

Theo James (Philosophy 2007) or Theodore Taptiklis, as he was known during his student days, was treading the boards of the University’s New Theatre just seven years ago but now joins a growing and prestigious list of alumni of the theatre, which includes Olivier award winner and BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated actress Ruth Wilson. / ......more

Global US company invests in the University to promote STEM subjects
Caterpillar, a leading manufacturer of heavy equipment and power systems products, is helping to fund six engineering scholarships at The University of Nottingham.

Nottingham is one of five universities to benefit from the donation, which is part of Caterpillar’s ongoing commitment to sustainable education and the Caterpillar Foundation’s investment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects will help increase the UK pipeline of talent in these critical fields. / ......more
Over many years, generous gifts from our US alumni and friends have enabled The Friends of The University of Nottingham: America to fund scholarships specifically for American students who wish to study in Nottingham.

As the cost of university increases and our financial climate continues to deliver uncertainty, Fun America wants to give more financial support to students and continue to inspire them to make the trip over to the UK. FUN America’s aim is to increase the 20 existing scholarships that are funded each year from 25% towards tuition fees to as much as 50% so that bright and promising students are not lost because of the financial challenges of studying in a different country. / ......more

Top accolade for pioneer of regenerative medicine

A University of Nottingham scientist and alumnus who carries out pioneering work in stem cell therapy and tissue engineering has won a prestigious award in the field of regenerative medicine.

Professor Kevin Shakesheff (Pharmacy 1991, Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD 1996) has been given one of the first ever RISE awards by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Royal Academy of Engineering. The awards are brand new and were set up to recognise the leading scientists and engineers of the UK in this 20th anniversary year of the EPSRC. / ......more

Nottingham students’ Bricks app breaks into the app store chart

You know when you have a game in mind that you really want to play but it’s not in the app store? Well, when you’re a computer science student, that’s not an issue — you just build it yourself.

A team of students from The University of Nottingham did just that and have now broken into the app store’s top 100 puzzle chart with their free app Bricks. / ......more

University choir hits a high note

The University of Nottingham’s Revival Gospel Choir has won the University Gospel Choir of the Year 2014 (UGCY).

The Nottingham group beat off stiff competition from seven other University choirs from across the UK to take the coveted prize — officially making them the best University Gospel choir in the UK. / ......more

Great ideas and great projects leading to great experiences, thanks to you

Students are to volunteer to respond to high priority 999 calls in the local community as part of unique new scheme, believed to be one of the first in the country.

The Student Community First Responders project has been made possible thanks to £7,000 of cascade funding, made up of generous donations from University of Nottingham’s community of alumni, staff, students and friends. / ......more

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