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Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

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With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future.
Date:
08/09/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

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Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict zones in the Middle East, where their conservation is increasingly comprised.
Date:
08/09/2014

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
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Craft beer in, sat navs out of inflation 'shopping basket' – but what does this really tell us?

Do melons, sweet potatoes and e-cigarettes feature in your weekly shop? They’ve been added to the shopping basket of goods that is used to measure UK inflation, while yoghurt drinks have been taken out. Isabelle Szmigin asks what this all means.

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