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, W E Gladstone.
In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham.
The Medical School: In 1970 we established the UK’s first Medical School in the 20th century, and in 1995 the School of Nursing was formed
Jubilee Campus: The £50 million Jubilee Campus development opened in 1999. The campus has won numerous awards due to its environmentally-friendly features
Malaysia Campus: The University opened a campus in Malaysia in 1999.
China Campus: In February 2006 a purpose-built campus was opened in the city of Ningbo, China, as part of a joint venture. The University then became the first foreign university to establish an independent campus in China.
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science: The University of Nottingham officially opened the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in April 2007
2003 saw The University of Nottingham gain recognition with two major awards:
- Alumnus Sir Clive Granger won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Economic Science
- Staff member and Emeritus Professor, Sir Peter Mansfield, won his for pioneering work in developing Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The University of Nottingham saw its position as one of Britain’s leading research universities confirmed with the results of the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 which ranks University at 7th position in the British Top 10.
The University of Nottingham improved its rank in all four of the major UK league tables published in 2010/11:
The Guardian 19
The Independent 18
The Sunday Times 15
The Times 16