Take a look at Old Joe's spring 2014 features which include our alumni, academics and even Nao the robot. 

Take three: social media

Friend or foe - is social media good for society or a bad influence? A forum for sharing owned by its users or a haven for bullying and bad behaviour? 

Liberation, aviation and education

Live, dance, learn is the motto of Elmhurst School for Dance and it’s an ethos the school’s Artistic Director  Robert Parker has certainly lived by.

We are University of the Year

We are delighted that Birmingham is The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2013–14. But why did we receive the title and what does it mean for our students, staff and alumni?

Research helps forests face the future

Trees are the building blocks of our natural landscapes but forests around the globe  are under threat from climate change and  disease. Thanks to a transformational  £15 million gift, the University is establishing  a pioneering institute of forest research  to find possible solutions.

Spotlight: Chicago

Standing proud in America’s Midwest, Chicago is one of the US’s predominant financial, cultural and sporting  centres.

Securing the future of world society

New Institute looks to understand the biggest  global threats and learnthe lessons of the past.

University is gateway to a golden career

Mining a new field of knowledge at Birmingham led Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos into a career taking in 32 countries, one miraculous moment, and the search for gold.

Robot reaches out to children with autism

Your gifts are further improving how Nao the robot can support children with autism.