Professor Nick Miles to return as Professor in Engineering


August 11th, 2023

After concluding a successful second term as Provost of UNNC, Professor Nick Miles will be returning to the University of Nottingham in January 2024 as Professor in Engineering and will be supporting the university with its fundraising in Asia.

Between 2015 and 2019 Professor Miles was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, responsible for the university’s global engagement strategy and for the advancement portfolio in promoting philanthropy and alumni development.

His first term as Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), was between 2010 and 2015, when he led the University through a period of substantive growth from 2,000 to 6,500 students and 300 to 800 staff achieving a turnover in excess of £50 million. During his second term as Provost, from 2019 onwards, he successfully led UNNC through the challenges of the pandemic.

Professor Miles received the Camilla Award from the City of Ningbo (2013) in recognition of developing international education, the Zhejiang Province West Lake Friendship award (2014) and an OBE for services to UK/China educational interests in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honours list.

He is Professor of Mineral Processing with teaching and research experience in particle processing, waste minimisation and recycling, minerals engineering and coal preparation. He has been a member of assessment panels for EPSRC (chair and panel member), NERC, Defra, DTI, ECSC and EU.

Recruitment to appoint the next Provost for the University of Nottingham in China will begin shortly.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West said: “I would like to extend my thanks to Nick for the excellent work he has delivered across his two terms as Provost for the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China.

“He has achieved a huge amount and we look forward to welcoming him back to the UK campus to support the Faculty of Engineering and fundraising in Asia.”

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