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For policymakers

To those with the responsibility for developing the policies that shape lives of the people in Nottingham, what is the role and value of our universities?

For policymakers

See how the University of Nottingham helped bring people together to create the low energy housing development at Trent Basin

A model of the Trent Basin housing development
Nick Ebbs pointing at an energy diagram

“Trent Basin is a physical manifestation of the research and innovation that goes on at the universities in Nottingham. It results in greener and cheaper living for the residents, job opportunities and responds to one of the world’s most pressing challenges, climate change.”

Nick Ebbs, Vice Chair, igloo Regeneration

Explore the impact of the universities in more detail

Our 15,000 international students from 137 different countries deliver a £145 million economic boost to the local economy every year

Together we would be the third largest employer in Nottinghamshire

Our presence brings an additional 52,000 visitors to the city and county each year

The Creative Quarter Company was set up, and is jointly owned, by Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council to grow Nottingham’s creative economy

Both universities are working with the City Council to meet ambitious sustainability targets – the University of Nottingham have cut annual carbon emissions by 14,000 tonnes since 2010, while NTU estimate their emissions have fallen by 47% per student and member of staff since 2005