University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham shares many of the characteristics of the world’s great universities. However, we are distinct not only in our key strengths but in how our many strengths combine: we are financially secure, campus based and comprehensive; we are research-led and recruit top students and staff from around the world; we are committed to internationalizing all our core activities so our students can have a valuable and enjoyable experience that prepares them well for the rest of their intellectual, professional and personal lives.
Continual investment in facilities for staff and students ensure that the learning and living experience at The University of Nottingham is the best it can be.
From provisions for childcare and disabled access, restaurants and cafeterias to computer facilities, life at the University should be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
The University of Nottingham reached a landmark in its long list of academic achievements in 2003 when Sir Peter Mansfield was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work in the application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The award is shared with the late Paul Lauterbur from the University of Illinois.
MRI has been compared to the discovery of x-rays in its significance to medicine, becoming an indispensable tool in medical diagnostics, drastically reducing the need for invasive surgery. There are over 60 million MRI scans carried out worldwide each year.
The importance of Sir Peter’s work led to the founding of the Magnetic Resonance Centre in 1991 – now named the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre in his honour.
The University is proud of its interdisciplinary approach to research which will continue to see developments in the field of MRI, as well as other key strategic areas of research including the following research Priority Groups:
- Biomedical Imaging
- Global Food Security
- Drug Discovery
- Science, Technology and Society
- Operations in a Digital World
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Integrating Global Society
- Clinical Translational Research
- Centre for Advanced Studies
With the University’s investment in new research, there are bound to be many more highlights in the future.
8th best UK university for research power
The University of Nottingham saw its position as one of Britain’s leading research universities confirmed with the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – the UK’s definitive guide to research quality and excellence. The University ranked 8th in the British Top 10.