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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

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
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Islamic State only the latest group to fill vacuum left by long Ba'athist retreat in Syria

Black-clad fighters, suffering refugees and Western warplanes overhead – these are the mainstays of Iraq and Syria coverage as the Islamic State (IS) continues its campaign. Notably absent from debates is how today’s Iraq and Syria emerged from their own national histories, and not just out of foreign meddling – from Sykes-Picot to Bush and Blair.

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