About The School
Welcome to the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.
The aim of the School of Geography is excellence in research and teaching, with impact within and beyond the discipline.
The School was ranked 6th by Research Power in the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise. A subsequent external review of the School’s activities concluded that it ‘has a strong and well-deserved reputation for the strength and breadth of its research’. Our research covers a diverse and innovative variety of subjects, ranging from flooding to financial crises, from landscape to limnology, with areas of study as disparate as Italy and India, and the Mississippi and Mexico. Our team of world-class academics and high-quality research students place the School at the forefront of contemporary academic thinking, and we work in close collaboration with leading organisations in the private and public sectors, including international bodies, government departments and agencies, ensuring that our research is not only relevant but has important and beneficial applications and impacts for society as a whole.
The School was also described as ‘excellent’ in the most recent Higher Education Funding Council for England assessment of teaching provision. We have a reputation for producing exceptionally high-calibre graduates at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Indeed, our graduates are among the best ambassadors for the work we do at Nottingham. Teaching is central to the University and to the School of Geography and we are committed to excellence in its provision.
The School of Geography is based in Nottingham but is international in focus and outlook, reflected by its research and teaching operations in China and Malaysia at the University’s overseas campuses, and by its range of study abroad opportunities for undergraduates at a number of world-class partner institutions. A key element of the success of the School is the way in which we have, over a number of years, successfully built a supportive and collegiate environment in which to study and work.
We welcome you to the School and hope that you will explore the range of further information available on the website.
Head of School and Professor of Economic Geography