"Our activity across Africa and the Middle East encompasses a rich portfolio of research, networks, Erasmus+ projects, and a number of key strategic partnerships. These pages reflect just some of the innovative projects currently taking place across the region. To find out more about what else is happening in these countries and if you would like to get involved, please get in touch with me."
Senior Global Partnerships Manager, Africa, Middle East, Americas
Our expert in the region
Linda has over twenty years of experience in health promotion and working with local communities in the UK and internationally and has worked in the East Africa region since 2003.
“Working with colleagues has led to a vibrant and successful research and practice culture that is focused on bringing change to communities in low-income settings with the poorest in society and led by an ethic of social justice.
Working so closely in East Africa over the last 20+ years, I continue to learn about the potential for understanding that the global African ethic of Ubuntu, 'I am because we are', brings us. It guides our work towards decolonising and valuing different knowledge(s), bringing an ethic of ecological thinking, of community and service learning, of kindness and inclusivity, and to demonstrate impact and bring about change. All these qualities I experience in the richness of our partnerships in the region."
Dr Linda Gibson, Associate Professor (Sociology)
Read more about Linda's work in her staff profile.
Eastern Africa Centre
NTU's Eastern Africa Centre (EAC) is a University-wide initiative established to support the development of sustainable and equitable collaborations with our Eastern African partners. The EAC provides a platform for network development and the delivery of an ongoing programme of research and public engagement activities, most notably in the areas of public health and ecological restoration.
Research in the Middle East and North Africa
The School of Social Science's the Middle East and North Africa Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group that aims to contribute to critical analyses of the politics, international relations and political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. Members’ research interests include traditional and critical security issues, the impact of globalisation on the region, energy and environmental resources, political revolutions, conflict resolution and crisis management, and development.
Brackenhurst: the historic link
Learn more about the fascinating historic link which has led to friendship and synergy between the two Brackenhurst sites in Nottingham and Kenya.
NTU Africa and Middle East Network
Our network brings together NTU staff and postgraduate/PhD students working in the Africa and the Middle East regions. We'd love to hear from you if you would like to find out more.
NTU awarded €850,000 to create opportunities with universities in Uganda and Kenya
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will receive more than €850,000 of funding that will support three years of projects with partners in Uganda and Kenya.
MA Fine Art students welcome Kenyan artists Mwini Mutuku and Dickens Otieno to NTU
NTU’s second year MA Fine Art students recently welcomed Dickens Otieno and Mwini Mutuku to their studio to learn about their art, the process behind how they create their extraordinary pieces, and their journey to becoming full time artists living in Nairobi.
Global Heritage research project shortlisted for Newton Prize 2020
Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem's project 'Virtual Reality of Medieval Culture' is shortlisted for award recognising outstanding international research partnerships that address global challenges
17 August 2020