The University of Nottingham will set up a research institute in Shanghai this year with the East China University of Science and Technology. The collaboration will focus on drug discovery, green technology, and aerospace. The British university first announced its interest in expanding to Shanghai in 2010, suggesting it wanted to build a branch campus similar to the one it has in Ningbo. The new agreement is far more limited, however, with Nottingham using space provided by the East China University of Science and Technology, according to David Greenaway, Nottingham’s vice chancellor. While the university has wanted to be in Shanghai, it has always been “fairly pragmatic about what form that presence should take because it needn’t necessarily be a clone of Ningbo,” said Mr. Greenaway.