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A word in your ear, but make it snappy

A word in your ear, but make it snappy
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To most, crocodiles conjure images of sharp teeth, powerful jaws and ferocious, predatory displays – but they are certainly not famous for their hearing abilities. However, this could all change, as new research is shedding light on the reptiles' ears, showcasing their evolution from the reign of the dinosaurs to the era of Crocodile Dundee.
Date:
25/07/2014

Lord Bilimoria installed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Bilimoria installed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, CBE, DL, has been installed as the University's seventh Chancellor.
Date:
18/07/2014

Head of India's Largest Business Chamber Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham

Head of India's Largest Business Chamber Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham
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Former Indian civil servant and current Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Dr Alwyn Didar Singh has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Singh was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) on Wednesday 17 July in the University's historic Great Hall, in the presence of hundreds of graduands and their families.
Date:
17/07/2014

Brazilian Jurist Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham

Brazilian Jurist Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham
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Former Brazilian government minister and senior diplomat Professor Celso Lafer has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK. Professor Lafer has been named Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSc) in the University's historic Great Hall, in the presence of hundreds of graduands and their families.
Date:
15/07/2014

Celebrating honorary graduates 2014

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The University of Birmingham's new Chancellor and the founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Bilimoria; Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Professor David Haslam; and the former Brazilian foreign minister, Professor Celso Lafer, are among the leading figures receiving honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham this month.
Date:
09/07/2014

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference
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A ground-breaking conference at the University of Birmingham will bring together scholars from China, India and the UK to address contemporary Sino-Indian relations. Focusing on economic and security implications, speakers will also discuss the implications of China and India's simultaneous rise on the West.
Date:
08/07/2014

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham
Description
BGI, the world's largest genome research institute, has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the University of Birmingham that will create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO) between the two institutions. The JCEO will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
Date:
07/07/2014

Funding strengthens UK-Rio research links

Funding strengthens UK-Rio research links
Description
The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have a new funding agreement to work with leading research institutions in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. The agreement will initially support up to 10 collaborative research projects over two rounds of funding worth £340,000.
Date:
23/06/2014

Poll places Birmingham academics among world's most influential researchers

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Four academics from the University of Birmingham have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in a prestigious list of the world's leading scientific minds.
Date:
20/06/2014

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:
18/06/2014
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