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Students share ideas on Nottingham’s future development following European visits

Students have been sharing their recommendations on how Nottingham city and its universities can work together to support creativity and innovation after travelling to Europe to explore the theme.

Winning team on stage for the European and SMART cities challenge showcase

As part of a European Creative and SMART Cities Challenge, more than 100 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) students and 14 academics visited Karlsruhe in Germany and Timisoara in Romania, supported by NTU Global.

The question they sought to answer - How can cities and universities work together to support creativity and innovation? - was inspired by the central roles of creativity and innovation in Nottingham’s regeneration plans, Building a Better Nottingham and Future City Strategy, Smart Nottingham.

A showcase event then saw the students present their findings and recommendations to senior members of NTU, Nottingham City Council, the Lord Mayor, and representatives from Karlsruhe and Timisoara. View the student's posters here.

Read about the student's experience's here:

View the videos produced by students below:

  • Watch NTU students video of their trip to Timișoara here
  • Watch Harriet Lockie and Ella Farnsworth's video of their trip to Timișoara here
  • Watch Indigo Johnson and Olivia Dodgson's video of their trip to Karlsruhe here
  • Watch Brandon Boyd's video of his trip to Karlsruhe here

Read more about the outcomes of the project in a project report and a press release.

Trip to Karlshrue by Thomas Walmsley
NTU student study abroad video to Karlshrue by media student Thomas Walmsley
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