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NTU joins new Turing University Network

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is delighted today to be confirmed as a member of the new Turing University Network.

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NTU joins new Turing University Network

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is delighted today to be confirmed as a member of the new Turing University Network.

The Alan Turing Institute - the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence - has launched the network as a new way of working with universities across the UK. It is part of the Turing’s new strategy aimed at using data science and AI for social good.

NTU is pleased to be part of the Turing University Network – it will enable the institution to develop enhanced connections across the data science / AI landscape and provide access to both Turing and the vibrant, wider community which will accelerate research and impact.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor and President of Nottingham Trent University, said: "We are thrilled to join the Turing University Network, providing exciting opportunities for collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute and its wider network. Our involvement reflects our strong commitment to using impactful data science and AI as critical enablers for curiosity-driven and challenge-oriented research and innovation."

Professor Richard Emes, Pro-Vice Chancellor - Research and Innovation at NTU,  said: "I am delighted that NTU has been selected to join the Alan Turing Institute University Network.  This collaborative network exemplifies our work and priorities at NTU and I look forward to seeing AI research continue to flourish as part of the University Network."

Professor Eiman Kanjo, Turing Academic Lead and Head of the Smart Sensing Lab at NTU, said: "I am excited to join the Turing University Network and collaborate with the Alan Turing Institute to advance our research in data science and AI. Our focus on real-world implications and national importance aligns with the goals of the UK's efforts to lead in this field.

"Through this partnership, we can accelerate the translation of our innovative research into practical applications and strengthen our connections with the wider research community. I look forward to working with the Turing University Network and expanding our engaged data science and AI community."

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    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with approximately 40,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data). It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    NTU is ranked 2nd most sustainable university in the world in the 2022 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

NTU joins new Turing University Network

Published on 3 April 2023
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