The ever connecting fates of geopolitics and economies of all nations around the globe have brought in the need for a global perspective in education that can be widely adopted. And to strengthen the roots of a global education perspective, there has been a widespread compilation of education methods over various global institutions across the nations. Ideally fitting into the picture is The University of Nottingham, a key contributor to this growing global education scenario.
The University of Nottingham stands strong in providing education in the U.K. since 1881. With 125 years of educational service, the University is known for hosting a global academic community helping its students. Ensuring that the student experience and environmental sustainability remain firmly on the University's agenda, Nottingham has established campuses in the U.K., China and Malaysia. With a firm commitment of embedding international dimensions across all activities of higher studies, Nottingham has produced graduates who are empowered to excel in any challenging global environment and deliver genuinely world changing research.
Life at Nottingham Campus
With over 8,000 international students, The University of Nottingham's UK campuses is home to around 33,000 students from the UK, US, China, Mexico, India and other nations, while around 4,500 students study at the Malaysia Campus and 6,000 at the China Campus in Ningbo. The University was the first international university to have a campus in China offering education for the past 10 years and in Malaysia for last 15years. All the three campuses offer equivalent programs, educational events and boast faculty members from all around the world, through faculty exchange programs continuing a multi-cultural environment offering an internationally relevant curriculum.
The curriculum is set,keeping in mind the internationalized content of programs and competencies of students and providing generic provision with a global emphasis.Nottingham was recognized as number one for its 'Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers' at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. "With many international citations and working with acclaimed international universities, our university has been ranked eighth in the UK on a measure of research power," says John Quirk, Director for International Office University of Nottingham. The University obtains revenue of ï¿½ 100 million every year through their research works in collaborations with British government and other Industrial organizations.
"Nottingham believes investing in research and knowledge transfers, favouring interdisciplinary and collaborative research, while maintaining support for discipline-based research and promoting an emphasis on the international dimensions of research and knowledge transfer," explains John. In order to curate world class research, the University has prioritized research works in five global research themes such as culture and communication, digital futures, health and well being, sustainable societies and transformative technologies. Under these themes various organizations and universities collaboratively work with the students in Nottingham and curates innumerable research works under various centers of excellences. Biomedical Research Units, Clinical Research Network: East Midlands, Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology are some of the health based collaborations. While, Midlands Energy Consortium, National School of Primary Care Research and Fudan ï¿½ SJTU ï¿½ Plant Biotech Centre are among the products of research collaborations.Nottingham is also known as a 'Public Research University' which procures innovations and incubates them into entrepreneurial ventures by young entrepreneurs thus strengthening entrepreneurship.
Globalizing Academic Excellence
Being a multi faculty university, Nottingham has 46 departments offering a varied number of programs, the most popular among Indian students being the Schools of Business, Economics, Architecture and Mechanical Engineering. Nottingham also has a range of programs in the field of Law. The employability factor, a functional pillar of the University demands an allï¿½round development of a student which employs both academic and personal grooming. The academic grooming is infused through proper coaching under the curriculum with activities such as workshops, seminars, exchange programs and various inter ï¿½ university events and personality grooming comes from skill development programs which include communications skills, handling group discussion, personal interviews and leadership skills. Student exchange program are conducted with partner institutions worldwide that provide opportunities for confidence building, learning new skills andnew languages."Earlier this year,we were delighted to sign an MOU with Panjab University. We are now looking forward to collaborating on research and teaching activities" adds Jessica Davison, Regional Manager,Asia.
Being one of the top 10 universities in terms of student intake from India, Nottingham takes a keen interest to expand such collaborations with Indian institutes in the near future, facilitated by the International Office and The Asia Business Centre. This Centre supports innovation, partnership and knowledge engagement programs across the Asiaï¿½Pacific region.
Through collaboration with various top notch organizations, the Nottingham campuses facilitate a huge number of placements and employer events every year. "Nottingham graduates are amongst the most highly targeted by leading employers. Our Masters graduates can look forward to an average annual starting salary of ï¿½23,000 upwards depending on the programs they study," says Jessica. The International Office also allocates a scholarship of ï¿½ 7 million every year for meritorious students from various departments.Among the notable alumni and staff of the institution Nobel Prize winner Sir Peter Mansfield, novelist DH Lawrence, and internationally acclaimed Indian poet Meena Alexander are prominent names that have made a mark in the global development.
The University's Global Strategy 2020 sets out goals that targets strengthening and enriching their core activities of education and research and continues the indomitable legacy of developing technology and globalization, together.
John Quirk, Director for International Office
John Quirk leads on global engagement, international student recruitment, transnational education initiatives, scholarship programs and support for the University's two major overseas campuses in Malaysia and China.
Jessica Davison, Regional Manager, Asia, International Office
Jessica Davison supports the leadership and management within the Asia Team of Nottingham's International Office ensuring performance objectives and operational targets are met. Her responsibilities include line and account management of International Office staff within the Asia Team, including Nottingham's Delhi Office