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Expansion at Home and Abroad

A contemporary map of University Park in 1930 shows ample space for future growth. Its open campus environment has been maintained during subsequent developments, and University expansion now includes other locations, in a global context.

Trent Building initially accommodated all teaching and administration. The Portland Building, a distinctive landmark, was not opened until 1956.

Developments in the second half of the 20th century brought growth at Sutton Bonington, the Queen's Medical Centre, Derby, and - currently - the Jubilee campus, on the old Raleigh industrial site.

A long tradition of caring for the physical environment has most recently been seen in the creation of the Millennium Garden.

The Lakeside Arts Centre at University Park gives the University a fresh role in local life, with performances and exhibitions complementing the recreational facilities of the adjacent public Park.

The establishment of a campus in Malaysia in 1999 is being followed in 2004 by the launch of the University of Nottingham in China. A further measure of the global context in which the University now operates was the appointment in 2001 of Professor Fujia Yang from China as Chancellor of the University.

Further sources relating to this subject area are held by Manuscripts and Special Collections at King's Meadow Campus. See our website for information about our collections and catalogues.

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Highfields campus map 1930s

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Millennium Garden

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Professor Fujia Yang

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