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University of Nottingham

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Nottingham's first civic college opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after former Prime Minister W E Gladstone placed the foundation stone. The college expanded its initial structure after World War I. Sir Jesse Boot's generous donation of 35 acres of land at Highfields provided the solution, and the College moved to what is now University Park in 1928. The University of Nottingham was granted a Royal Charter in 1948, allowing it to award degrees under its own name in the UK. The Midland College of Agriculture at Sutton Bonington merged with the University during this time, resulting in the formation of the School of Agriculture. The university is also affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of MBAs, EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), European University Association (EUA), Russell Group, Sutton 30 Universitas 21, Universities UK, Virgo Consortium and M5 Universities. In the QS World University Rankings 2022, the University of Nottingham is ranked #103 and as per THE World University Rankings, the university ranks #141. Furthermore, University of Nottingham also ranks #24 in the Complete University Guide University League Tables 2022 and #52 in the Guardian's the best UK universities 2022 – rankings. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

There are seven campuses of the university around the world. With 300 acres, University Park is The University of Nottingham's largest campus. The campus, which has been a part of the University since 1929, is widely regarded as one of the UK's largest and most attractive. University Park, which is surrounded by lush greenery and centred on a lake, is the hub of activity for students, staff, and visitors. Only two miles from the city centre, this campus is conveniently located. Since 2003, Jubilee Campus has been a Civic Trust Green Flag Award Winner every year, making it the only university campus to do so. Sutton Bonington Campus, King's Meadow, Queen's Medical Centre, Ningbo and Malaysian Campus are the other locations of the university. The university offers various undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide area of disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Social Sciences altogether make the University of Nottingham. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The university's efforts to promote women's career advancement and achievements have been recognized with an Athena Swan Silver award. Their award-winning museum has relocated to the Rotunda at the Lakeside Arts Centre, where it now houses artefacts dating back 250,000 years. At the London 2012 Olympics, Nottingham graduates won five medals, making the university the second most successful in the UK. The ICE Publishing Awards 2011 presented the Trevithick Fund to researchers involved in a unique zero-carbon research facility for their work on low-carbon housing design. According to a new league table of sustainable universities, the University of Nottingham is the most environmentally friendly campus on the planet. The university’s list of accomplishments is unending and it is consistently making efforts to do better. The university has a prestigious network of 300,000 Nottingham graduates all around the world. Some of the notable names are Theo James, Actor; Najib Razak, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia; and Ruth Wilson, Actress.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Nottingham has 34,549 students enrolled, with 8,688 of them being full-time international students. Out of the total student body, 2,800+ are postgraduate research students and 3,000+ are full-time dedicated researchers.  The University offers a comprehensive student experience by providing support for health and wellness, academic, career development and more. During studies, students can join a variety of groups and activities, as well as participate in a number of initiatives aimed at improving their student experience. There are over 200 societies that call the Students' Union home. Some of the top recruiters are Deloitte, EY, PwC and Accenture.

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