University of Nottingham

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University of Nottingham
motto Sapientia urbs conditur
founding 1881
Sponsorship state
place Nottingham , UK
Vice Chancellor and President Shearer West
Students 34,329 students (2017/18)
Networks Universitas 21 , Russell Group
Nottingham University Trent Building

The University of Nottingham is a research university in the central English city of Nottingham .


The history of the university goes back to 1798. However, university operations did not begin until 1881 with the establishment of University College Nottingham, which was launched as part of the University of London . Finally, in 1948, when the University was awarded the Royal Charter, it became completely independent and has since been authorized to award academic degrees in its own name. In 1928 the teaching company moved from downtown Nottingham to what is now the university's main campus, University Park on the western outskirts. In the years that followed, the university was attended by a number of prominent figures. Albert Einstein explained the theory of relativity to the Nottingham students during a visit in 1930 and the blackboard he described can still be viewed today in the original in the Department of Mathematics and Physics. Mahatma Gandhi gave a speech at the University College of Nottingham in 1931 while visiting his nephew, then a student at the university. Science-fiction author HG Wells is also one of the prominent visitors in the history of the university. There is also a special relationship with the famous British writer DH Lawrence , who was born near Nottingham and studied at university at the beginning of the 20th century. A collection of his works as well as his private correspondence is kept at the university today.


Nottingham campus

The Trent building on the University Park campus

The main campus is University Park , which is located west of the city center in Nottingham. With a total area of ​​approximately 1.3 km², this is not only the university's largest campus, but also one of the largest in the UK. Located on a lake and with a bell tower in the main building and lots of green landscapes, which also makes it one of the most popular campuses in the country. Most of the approximately 27,000 students live here in a total of 12 dormitories. There are also 13 buildings listed here .

The Hallward Library on the University Park Campus

The twelve residences located here are Florence Boot (FB), Willoughby, Cavendish (Cav), Ancaster (Ancy), Nightingale, Sherwood, Rutland, Derby, Lincoln, Lenton and Wortley, Cripps, Hugh Stewart (Hu Stu), the are in permanent competition with each other. The convenient location of Hugh Stewart and Cripps makes them the university's most popular.

The largest library, the Hallward Library , is also located in University Park. It opened in 1972 and was designed by architect H. Faulkner-Brown and also won a RIBA award. The library was named after the university's first vice chancellor, Bertrand Hallward. This contains the sections for the arts, humanities, law and social sciences.

The Djanogly Library on the Jubilee Campus

The Jubilee Campus is the university's second largest campus. This is where the business school and the computer science faculty are located . The international headquarters of the university is also located here. The Jubilee Campus opened in 1999 and is located about 1.6 kilometers east of the main campus where the Raleigh Cycle Company previously operated . The buildings and campus plan were designed by architect Michael Hopkins and Partners and won the BCIA Building of the Year award in 2000 .

Sutton Bonington is the University of Nottingham's third campus to house the life sciences and veterinary departments . The campus is 420 acres (4.2 km²) and is located near the village of Sutton Bonington , 12 miles south of the main campus, University Park Campus, and 2 miles from Exit 24 of the M1 Motorway . The campus includes research buildings, a large library, and the university's largest dormitory: Sutton Bonington Hall, which can accommodate around 650 students. A 400 acre farm and dairy are also part of this area.


The university offers a broad spectrum with the fields of humanities, education, engineering, law and social sciences, medicine and natural sciences.

The business and management courses are offered at Nottingham University Business School ( Jubilee Campus in Nottingham).

Ranking and reputation

The university was named “University of the Year” by The Times Higher Education in 2006 and “Entrepreneurial University of the Year” in 2008. It came in second for Best University of 2010 in the Sunday Times . 7th in research strength and in the top 5 UK universities in terms of size. With almost 50,000 applicants, it was even the third most popular university in Great Britain in 2011. The university has already produced two Nobel Prize winners in the 21st century, one each in medicine and economics. In Great Britain, depending on the ranking, it is currently in the top 10, top 15 or top 20.

The university operates two campuses in Asia (Malaysia and Shanghai). Furthermore, according to Andrew Oswald , an English economist, the University of Nottingham is one of the few British universities that could hold their own against leading research universities in the USA in the event of privatization and the loss of tax money funding. The university is also a member of several university associations: the Russell Group , Universitas 21 , the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the European University Association .

The University of Nottingham also enjoys a very high reputation among employers, nationally and internationally. In 2014, the University of Nottingham graduates ranked 1st at the top of the list of universities visited by the UK's Top 100 companies to recruit new staff. In 2011, it was even among the top 15 universities in the world based on reputation among employers.

The university is regularly listed in rankings among the 150 best universities worldwide:

  • Times Higher Education Ranking 2017: 147th place
  • Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai, 2006: 79th place
  • Newsweek Top 100 global Universities 2007: 74th place

The Times of London concluded that in "less than two decades the university has grown from a solid bourgeois university to a major alternative to Oxbridge ".

Graduates and university professors

See also

Web links

Commons : University of Nottingham  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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Coordinates: 52 ° 56 '20 "  N , 1 ° 11' 49"  W.