The University of Nottingham has long been home to the trailblazer and the pioneer, stepping up to the challenges of new frontiers. Providing exceptional education and an outstanding student experience for 52,000 students, it is bound by spirit, not borders, with campuses in Asia and the UK.

Built on the ethos that education can unlock potential and transform lives, the university is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. A place of opportunity and possibility, it is the university of choice for the very best students, ensuring their experience is anything but ordinary. Nottingham’s students are ambitious, entrepreneurial and not afraid to take risks, learning today so they can change the world tomorrow.

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Unique teaching

Teaching at the University of Nottingham is not like any found elsewhere. Its tutors put student experience first – learning, listening and acting on regular feedback to deliver first-class teaching that is relevant to students and their journeys. Nottingham is 28 in the UK out of 130 universities in the Complete University Guide league tables 2024, and its graduates are among the most sought-after in the UK, consistently targeted by leading graduate employers.

“Providing exceptional education and an outstanding student experience for 52,000 students, it is bound by spirit, not borders, with campuses in Asia and the UK”

A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading universities, Nottingham is ranked seventh in the UK for research power (according to analysis by Times Higher Education) with 100 per cent of research recognised internationally (REF 2021). A world-leading research portfolio, including research and research-related activity, worth £743 million, brings together talented, passionate and dedicated people who strive to make discoveries that have a real impact on lives and societies across the world. Nottingham’s campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia share a mission to deliver discoveries that transform lives and its researchers are committed to making outstanding contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The university is one of the UK’s most successful institutions in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation and is a major industry partner both locally and globally, contributing more than £1 billion each year to the national economy. It is also a large employer with over 9,000 staff across three countries.

140 years of heritage

Founded in 1948, with a history stretching back to 1881, the university has 140 years of heritage and success to be proud of, and to build on. Nottingham is 114 in the world (17 in the UK) out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024, and its pioneering spirit has seen it lead the way in establishing campuses in Malaysia (2000) and China (2004), to form a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. Nottingham is a founding member of Universitas 21, through which it continues to find new ways of collaborating across borders and encourage student mobility with study abroad and exchange agreements with 250 universities in over 40 countries.

Continual investment in a world-class estate both in the UK and Asia, delivers award-winning campuses, buildings and facilities which are unrivalled in providing inspiring places and spaces for staff and students to research, teach and study. To keep pace with staff and student expectations, Nottingham has embarked on its biggest transformation project yet, Digital Futures, which will transform the way in which we connect, communicate, engage and collaborate – to create the digital university of the future.

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