A World Class Institution
With over 39,000 students from more than 150 countries, two overseas campuses and strong links with universities around the world, The University of Nottingham has a diverse community creating an inspiring place to study and work. Globally recognised for groundbreaking research that is changing and saving lives, Nottingham has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia to become one of the world's best-known universities.
The University is governed by three main bodies: Council, Senate and University Court. At the head of the University are Chancellor, Professor Yang Fujia and Vice-Chancellor Professor David Greenaway.
The University's administrative and support departments support the running of the University and contribute to its growth and success both nationally and internationally.
To read about the governance of the University in greater detail, visit this site .
The Strategic Plan articulates the University's mission, vision and guiding principles. It sets out how we will build on our rich assets and strong achievements to meet the challenges the University will face over the next five years, and how we will sustain our position as one of the leading universities in the world. It also shows how we will measure our success.
The University of Nottingham has a long-standing commitment to the environmental agenda and is committed to institution-wide environmental excellence. Click here to find out more about the Environmental Strategy.
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With established woodland, landscaped gardens and period buildings set around a large boating lake, University Park is widely regarded as one of the most attractive campuses in the country. The University has received a record eight Green Flag Awards - the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.
University Park is home to the majority of academic schools as well as the Students' Union and amenities including several halls of residence, libraries, a sports centre, banks, shops, cafés, bars, a healthcare centre and a dental practice. There is an extensive cycle network across campus and a regular bus service to and from the city centre and between campuses.
Just over two miles from the city centre, Jubilee Campus, opened in 1999, is an exemplar in sustainable brownfield regeneration and has won numerous awards for its environmentally friendly design. The modern, purpose-built buildings include teaching and research facilities, residences, retail, social and support amenities, libraries and a sports hall.
Aspire, the country’s tallest free-standing work of public art, soars to 60 metres above the Campus. The adjoining Innovation Park was launched in 2008 and continues to evolve – the latest addition being the Nottingham Geospatial Building, which houses a new world-class centre of excellence in global navigation satellite systems.
Sutton Bonington Campus
Located in the beautiful countryside of south Nottinghamshire, the Sutton Bonington Campus occupies a spacious 100-acre site with its own teaching and learning facilities, sports centre, student guild, social amenities and halls of residence. Ten miles south of University Park, the campus benefits from state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities including purpose-built plant and food science buildings, specialised laboratories, a 24-hour learning resource centre, extensive library, University Farm and a Dairy Centre with 180 robotically milked cows. The campus also houses the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science which opened in 2006 – the first in Britain for over 50 years.
A regular shuttle bus service operates between Sutton Bonington and University Park, and just a couple of miles away, the East Midlands Parkway train station and East Midlands airport offer students living at the campus a convenient way to start national and international journeys.
King's Meadow Campus
The new name for the former ITV television studio complex in Nottingham was inspired by the adjacent King’s Meadow Nature Reserve, alongside the River Leen. It was acquired by The University of Nottingham in 2005, and has since been refurbished and extensively landscaped, with peaceful gardens and a fresh injection of year-round colour and foliage.
The King’s Meadow Campus is framed by the dramatic “Learning Curve” entrance and accommodates many of the University’s professional services and business support departments.
Situated on the edge of the Dunkirk district, it is less than a mile from University Park and Jubilee Campus, and many offices and meeting rooms overlook Nottingham’s historic castle. A regular hopper bus service connects KMC with University Park.
Other UK Locations
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is based in the QMC, adjacent to University Park. Additional education sites are located at City Hospital and at Duncan Macmillan House, along with the School of Graduate Entry Medicine in Derby.
Staff in the School of Nursing may also be based at the following locations:
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus opened in September 2000 to become the first campus of a British University in Malaysia and one of the first anywhere in the world - earning the distinction of the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2001 and the Queen's Award for Industry (International Trade) 2006.
In September 2005, it moved to a new, purpose-built campus at Semenyih, 30km south of Kuala Lumpur city centre. With around 3,200 students studying on campus, the site has grown to cover 125 acres and houses state-of-the-art teaching facilities as well as a sports complex, health centre, convenience store, cafe, bookshop, halls of residence and the Students’ Association building.
In 2004, The University of Nottingham became the first and only foreign university to establish and run a campus independently within mainland China. Located in the Ningbo Higher Education Park, the campus is two-and-a-half hours from Shanghai by road and 30 minutes by air. It provides a modern, well-equipped environment with teaching and IT facilities, accommodation, a library, restaurants and shops and a sports complex.
Like its UK counterpart, UNNC is actively involved in research and has established nine research institutes. There is collaboration with The University of Nottingham, UK, within China and internationally.
Nottingham's first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, WE Gladstone.
After the First World War, the college outgrew its original building. A generous gift by Sir Jesse Boot, of 35 acres of land at Highfields, presented the solution and in 1928 the College moved to what is now the main campus, University Park, and was officially opened by King George V.
Even in its early days, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and HG Wells.
In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham. Just over 50 years later, in 2000, the University opened its first overseas campus in Malaysia and, in 2005, staff and students moved to a purpose-built park campus in Semenyih, Malaysia, close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. One year later, the University’s China Campus opened in Ningbo and now has over 4,000 students.