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New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

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A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape – including remarkable new findings on the world's largest 'super henge', Durrington Walls.
Date:
10/09/2014

Birmingham ranked as a must-see university for US visitors

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The University of Birmingham has been named one of the top 40 Universities Abroad Worth Traveling For by a US travel website. The 2014 list, compiled by FlipKey, which is part of the TripAdvisor Media Group, recognises must-see universities with some of the best attractions, architecture, history, and beautiful campuses in the world.
Date:
09/09/2014

Food for thought: scientists use social media to expose global eating habits

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People in the UK eat their main meal at dinner time, Brazilians eat theirs at lunchtime, and the population of the US tends to eat more throughout the day, according to research by computer scientists at the University of Birmingham in the first study of its kind into eating and drinking habits using social media data.
Date:
09/09/2014

Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

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With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future.
Date:
08/09/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

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Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict zones in the Middle East, where their conservation is increasingly comprised.
Date:
08/09/2014

ITSEE at the British Patristics Conference 2014

ITSEE at the British Patristics Conference 2014
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Members of ITSEE and other Birmingham theologians are giving papers are at the Fifth British Patristics Conference in London from 3-5 September 2014.
Date:
01/09/2014

Birmingham excels in world rankings

Birmingham excels in world rankings
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The University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, Life and Agriculture Sciences, and Physics. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, has placed Birmingham overall within the top 150 universities globally.
Date:
19/08/2014

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award
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The University of Birmingham has won the Outstanding International Strategy Award in the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). The award honours Birmingham's bold approach to secure its position in Brazil as the UK higher education institute (HEI) partner of choice.
Date:
18/08/2014

Students welcome first direct flight from China at Birmingham Airport

Students welcome first direct flight from China at Birmingham Airport
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Students from the University of Birmingham have welcomed the first direct flight from China into Birmingham Airport.
Date:
30/07/2014

Mumbai scholar named Student of the Year

Mumbai scholar named Student of the Year
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The University of Birmingham has named Pranay Shah as Indian Student of the Year. Pranay received this prestigious award shortly after graduating with a Masters in Biochemistry from the institution.
Date:
29/07/2014
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Arming the Kurds builds on long history of proxy warfare in the Middle East

That the Kurds are outgunned because the Islamic State is firing captured American artillery at them has not stopped the decision to supply new weaponry.

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