President Timothy D. Sands will host Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, in a presidential conversation as part of the Beyond Boundaries Presidential Lecture Series. The conversation will focus on how universities stimulate meaningful global, interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships, and the role universities play in preparing students for an increasingly interconnected world in which they will live and work. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the Moss Arts Center.
Sir David Greenaway is the sixth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham (UK), a top 100, global university. Sir David also serves as Chair of the Russell Group of Universities, a group representing 24 leading UK universities, including University of Cambridge, Oxford, and London School of Economics, which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and public sector. Nearly 10-years ago, Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and University of Nottingham’ Faculty of Engineering forged a strategic, comprehensive international research partnership. The partnership has afforded both universities opportunities to leverage research infrastructure, industry partnerships, and international funding, in addition to providing faculty and students the opportunity to gain exposure to new research directions.
“Envisioning Virginia Tech – Beyond Boundaries” is an exercise in imagining a vision for Virginia Tech a generation into the future. Beyond Boundaries engages the university-wide community in a long-range visioning process, charting a course to position Virginia Tech as a top 100, global university while addressing the challenges and opportunities in the changing landscape of higher education. The Beyond Boundaries Presidential Lecture Series seeks to invite thought leaders to inspire disruptive and transformational approaches to thinking globally and the changing landscape of higher education.
University of Nottingham by the Numbers
- #75 - The University of Nottingham is a top, globally ranked institution. QS World University Rankings (2016) places the University of Nottingham in the top 1% of universities internationally, ranked 75th.
- 3 - The University of Nottingham has campuses in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and China. All campuses offer degree programs from the University of Nottingham, which are taught in English and held to the same quality assurances as in the UK.
- 97% - More than 97% of research at the University of Nottingham is recognized internationally, with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy, and the environment.