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Birmingham and Nottingham expand ties with Brazil in latest visit

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As part of their landmark strategic partnership the Vice-Chancellors from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham are visiting Brazil this week to further develop and expand their institutions' significant engagement with the country.
Date:
07/10/2013

Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive five places in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it has been announced today.
Date:
03/10/2013

ACS student Matthew Wood writes in The Independent

ACS student Matthew Wood writes in The Independent
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Third-year ACS student Matthew Wood, who is at the University of Alabama for his Study Abroad, has written this interesting article for The Independent about racial integration at the University.
Date:
03/10/2013

New post for Dr Christina Kreinecker

New post for Dr Christina Kreinecker
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ITSEE Research Fellow Christina Kreinecker appointed as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Salzburg.
Date:
01/10/2013

Sir David Omand to head new commission on the security impact of drones

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Sir David Omand, the UK's former Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator and director of GCHQ, is to chair the University of Birmingham's latest policy commission.
Date:
23/09/2013

Dr Hugh Houghton to give invited paper in Belgium

Dr Hugh Houghton to give invited paper in Belgium
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Dr Hugh Houghton to give an invited paper on "The Challenges of Editing the Vetus Latina" and participate in a round table of international specialists on complex textual traditions in Leuven
Date:
20/09/2013

New article in JTS by Dr Chris Jordan

New article in JTS by Dr Chris Jordan
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Article by Dr Chris Jordan on "The Rediscovery of the Sherborne Lectionary"
Date:
20/09/2013

Birmingham announced as University of the Year

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The University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year 2014 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Date:
20/09/2013

CREME has a new home

CREME has a new home
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Birmingham Business School is the new home for the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and its flagship knowledge exchange initiative, the Enterprise and Diversity Alliance (EDA).
Date:
17/09/2013

University of Birmingham launches new railway research institute in China

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The University of Birmingham has formed a new joint research institute with Anhui province in East China to support the development of railway infrastructure.
Date:
16/09/2013
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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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