Research awards to Nottingham University have topped Pounds 50 million for the first time. For 1997-98 university research income totalled Pounds 50.3 million, an increase of more than Pounds 4 million over the previous year.
Research awards at the university have risen each year for the past 11 years, starting from a base of less than Pounds 12 million. Funding from industry rose from Pounds 10.8 million in 1996-97 to Pounds 13.9 million in 1997-98. In the same period, income from research rose by Pounds 3 million to Pounds 15.2 million; while research backing from the European Union climbed by Pounds 4 million to Pounds 5.4 million.
Major recent grants include Pounds 336,477 from funding councils and industry for a collaboration between medical scientists and engineers. The aim of the project is to develop and manufacture biodegradable composites for surgical reconstructions of the face and skull.