Nottingham is home to two leading universities and over 60,000 students (42,000 full time students) meaning that local business have access to a large number of skilled graduates.
The two universities are also closely linked with business and industry. They are home to many research and career centres in areas including biosciences, chemistry, financial services, law and ICT amongst others.
The University of Nottingham has campuses in Ningbo, China and in Semenyih, Malaysia meaning that the University is not just a leading university in the UK but is gaining a reputation as a leading global learning establishment. Confirmed as a world-class University in the 2008 global league tables, the University is ranked in the UK top 10, the European top 30 and in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
Nottingham Trent University is also seen as one the UK's leading universities in terms of graduate employability with with nearly 95% of its students in employment or further study six months after graduating.. The University specialises in Law, Social Sciences and Art and Design.
With leading research centres in Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Physics and Sports Science, the University has a flourishing research culture with funding from sources as US Department for Homeland Security to the Anthony Nolan Trust. The University's John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre, specialising in cancer detection and technologies, will cement its reputation within the cancer research field, with the help of a £7.65 million donation.
Nottingham's schools are improving faster than the national average. There are 120 schools across Nottingham and an investment of £135 million will improve and enhance learning opportunities. The Government has invested £89 million in Nottingham through the Building Schools for the Future initiative to improve local secondary and special schools.