Professor Sally C Davies, Director General of Research and Development at the Department of Health, said: Each new NIHR BRU is a partnership between an NHS Trust and a university, which will enable some of our best health researchers and clinicians to work together. I believe this funding will really help to develop this country's capacity to carry out translational research in key areas of unmet health need.
The two Nottingham BRUs are part of 12 new research centres across the country which will be at the forefront of a 45m drive to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of illnesses.
Notes to Editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 70 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THES) World University Rankings.
It provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's "only truly global university", it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia.
Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation School of Pharmacy).
Its students are much in demand from 'blue-chip' employers. Winners of Students in Free Enterprise for three years in succession, and current holder of UK Graduate of the Year, they are accomplished artists, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and fundraisers. Nottingham graduates consistently excel in business, the media, the arts and sport. Undergraduate and postgraduate degree completion rates are amongst the highest in the United Kingdom.
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