A 27-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
The BBC reports that Nottingham Trent University student Oshada Jayasudera, 31, was struck by the vehicle in Huntingdon Street in the early hours of Wednesday and died at the scene.
The driver of a vehicle, which was being followed by police at the time, collided with Mr Jayasudera.
He was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nottingham Trent University said: “We are saddened to hear about the death of NTU postgraduate student, Oshada Jayasundera, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
“Oshada was an engaged and committed student who was well respected by his peers and tutors. He was keen to support others across the postgraduate community and his compassion, concern and kindness shone through.
“We know that he will be missed by those who knew him and we are offering support to all students and colleagues who have been affected.”