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Professor David Eastwood selected as the new chair of Universitas 21

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Professor David Eastwood, has been elected as the new chair of Universitas 21, the global network of leading research universities.
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20/05/2014

New microwave circuits for communication and sensing systems

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College best publication: New types of very high performance filters based on novel materials such as superconductors or ferroelectric and/or new fabrication technologies such as micromachined circuits are transforming everyday lives from broadcast, television and mobile phone communications technology to internet infrastructure, weather prediction.
Date:
16/05/2014

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that one of the country's leading international entrepreneurs has been appointed as its new Chancellor reflecting the University's position as a truly global institution that attracts the brightest and best from across the world.
Date:
12/05/2014

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
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For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014

Unique Partnership with UFSC Celebrated in Florianópolis

Unique Partnership with UFSC Celebrated in Florianópolis
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Translation and Discourse Studies academics from the University of Birmingham and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) gathered in Florianópolis on Friday 12 April 2014 to celebrate a unique 27-year partnership, which is thought to be Birmingham's longest.
Date:
07/05/2014

CRRE hosts Internationally renowned UIUC Scholar: Dr Adrienne Dixson

CRRE hosts Internationally renowned UIUC Scholar: Dr Adrienne Dixson
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The Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) welcomes Dr Adrienne Dixson from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) to the University of Birmingham for an extended visit during May 2014.
Date:
05/05/2014

EPS students secure major scholarships

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Earlier this year EPS students were awarded prestigious scholarships from BP STEM and Caterpillar UK. These scholarships are awarded to high performing students, and offers them the opportunity to showcase their talent.
Date:
29/04/2014

Birmingham signs strategic alliance agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The University of Birmingham has strengthened its links with North America by announcing the establishment of a strategic alliance with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Date:
12/03/2014

Jamaican Olympics legacy continues to inspire in Birmingham

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The legacy of the Jamaican track and field team's stay in Birmingham will live on and inspire even more young people in the form of a brand new scholarship at the University of Birmingham, launched today.
Date:
21/02/2014

US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
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Matthew Barzun, the US ambassador to UK, visited the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics on 6 February 2014.During his visit, Uta Noppeney, CNCR co-director, described the centre's philosophy, research directions, international collaborations and the associated CNCR MSc program.
Date:
17/02/2014
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Understanding – and countering – the Islamic State's use of social media

Social media has come to the fore during the Arab Spring and the various revolutions and wars since 2011 in the Middle East and North Africa. However, the Islamic State has taken the medium to a new level with its exploitation of opportunities in the past year.

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