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Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings

Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings
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The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study in seven subjects, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.
Date:
09/03/2017

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution
Description
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, and has been transformed since independence in 1947. The green revolution staved off famine by raising crop yields dramatically, and the white revolution – "Operation Flood" - turned India into the world's largest milk producer. Yet, for all of the increase in production, food losses have also increased, and the vast majority of farmers remain trapped in the cycle of poverty. The success and the problems are closely connected.
Date:
08/03/2017

Making Space: Exploring issues of gender representation in Higher Education on International Women's Day

Making Space: Exploring issues of gender representation in Higher Education on International Women's Day
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The University of Birmingham is marking International Women's Day with a special exhibition celebrating the incredible achievements of its inspirational female staff, students and alumni.
Date:
08/03/2017

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition
Description
Artists around the world have the opportunity to have their work included in a major new exhibition that focuses on Caribbean people and their creativity in the face of poverty, inequality and violence.
Date:
03/03/2017

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
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Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.
Date:
01/03/2017

Fighting Childhood Cancer

Date:
28/02/2017

UK and Indian experts meet for clean cold boost to farmers' income

Description
UK and Indian experts today joined forces with their counterparts in India to explore how 'clean cold' technology can provide people across the Indian subcontinent with fresher food whilst boosting incomes for farmers in India.
Date:
28/02/2017

UAE Ambassador visits Birmingham to learn more about University plans

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to the Court of St. James's visited the University of Birmingham today to learn more about the University's work and its plans for deepening its engagement with the Emirates.
Date:
22/02/2017
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How the Canadian government is playing the terrorism card

Almost a year after the murders of two Canadian soldiers, Steve Hewitt asks whether the country’s Conservative party is using the terror threat for political gain.

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