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Preparing for the low carbon economy: fresh dialogue advances UK-China collaborations in sustainable energy

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Leading figures across industry, science and government are convening at the University of Birmingham this week to further UK-China partnerships in sustainable energy and smart grid technologies.
Date:
16/07/2013

Birmingham joins Beijing, Harvard and Oxford in youth leadership initiative

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Students from the University of Birmingham are taking part in an esteemed international youth leadership programme in China this month.
Date:
08/07/2013

University of Birmingham strengthens ties with Delhi Technological University

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The University of Birmingham and Delhi Technological University have signed a new partnership agreement this week promoting collaboration in teaching and research activities. The signing coincides with Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University Professor Pritam B. Sharma receiving an honorary doctorate from Birmingham during the degree congregations taking place from 3 to 11 July.
Date:
04/07/2013

University of Birmingham Honorary Graduands for July 2013

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Stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Chris Addison, Polish-English Holocaust survivor, Kitty Hart-Moxon and founder of Moshi Monsters, Michael Acton Smith are amongst those who will be given honorary degrees at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies in July 2013.
Date:
28/06/2013

Weighing up the real value of the G8 summit

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It is easy to be cynical over the value of summits such as the G8 meeting recently concluded in Northern Ireland. After all, this year's meeting was preceded by the erection of fake shop fronts in Northern Ireland to disguise empty businesses, and when Birmingham played host in 1998 the city council sprayed the grass verges green.
Date:
25/06/2013

New article by Dr Catherine Smith

New article by Dr Catherine Smith
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ITSEE Research Fellow Catherine Smith has a new open-access article in the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.
Date:
18/06/2013

Medieval leprosy genomes reveal insights into the history of the disease

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An international team led by the University of Tübingen and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, including scientists at the University of Birmingham (UK), have found that the leprosy bacillus has not changed dramatically during the past millennium, according to research published today (13 June 2013) in the journal Science.
Date:
13/06/2013

Cosmic giants shed new light on dark matter

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Astronomers at the University of Birmingham, Academica Sinica in Taiwan, and the Kavli Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan, have found new evidence that the mysterious dark matter that pervades our universe behaves as predicted by the 'cold dark matter' theory known as 'CDM'.
Date:
13/06/2013

U21 joint PhD with Auckland

U21 joint PhD with Auckland
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Megan Schlotjes was the first University of Birmingham and University of Auckland recipient of a tailor-made PhD, supported by Universitas 21. A fantastic academic and personal experience that "added significant value to my research and its outputs", and helped secure Megan a job at the World Bank.
Date:
23/05/2013
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Perspective

Isis and a new Caliphate 

The ultra-radical Islamist group Isis (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [Syria]) has declared that the territory they hold is to be a caliphate. David Thomas, Professor of Christianity and Islam, explores the role of an ancient and powerful institution. 

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