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European Lecture Tour of Professor Trybus

European Lecture Tour of Professor Trybus
Description
In November 2016 IEL Director Professsor Martin Trybus returned from a lecture tour of the European mainland.
Date:
20/02/2017

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017

Birmingham's early warning system flags global financial crises

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis.
Date:
14/02/2017

Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort

Description
Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017

Birmingham research identifies blocks to South Asian diabetes treatment

Description
The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
Date:
08/02/2017

Qur'anic Manuscript Conference: May 2017

Qur'anic Manuscript Conference: May 2017
Description
A three-day conference on Qur'anic Manuscript Studies: The State of the Field is being held in Budapest in May 2017, with participation from members of ITSEE.
Date:
06/02/2017

Birmingham creates city development blueprint with global dimension

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of investigating or diagnosing the challenges facing their home city that could be used to help improve the lives of city dwellers around the world.
Date:
06/02/2017

Birmingham calls on UK cooling companies to help Indian farmers

Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham are calling on innovative British cooling businesses to join them in India as part of a research initiative to help double farmers' incomes, whilst reducing their impact on the environment.
Date:
03/02/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

Description
After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

Description
After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017
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Perspective

How the Canadian government is playing the terrorism card

Almost a year after the murders of two Canadian soldiers, Steve Hewitt asks whether the country’s Conservative party is using the terror threat for political gain.

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