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SPC member sheds light on what dedicated football supporters think about Qatar's forthcoming hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals

SPC member sheds light on what dedicated football supporters think about Qatar's forthcoming hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals
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Dedicated football supporters' attitudes towards Qatar's awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup do not wholly reflect the morale and logistical panic advocated by various international journalists, politicians and sports officials.
Date:
29/02/2016

Birmingham entrepreneurial expert helps understand impact of Chinese change

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A University of Birmingham business expert has launched a major new book which could kick-start research and debate around how talented Chinese professionals and entrepreneurs are returning to help shape the economic future of China and the wider world.
Date:
25/02/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2016

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The contribution by Birmingham to the discovery of gravitational waves, commemorating the Luna 9 landings and more...
Date:
16/02/2016

Saudi students focus on Birmingham to promote research

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The University of Birmingham will welcome over 1,000 Saudi Arabian students from across the UK to an annual conference that will showcase their potential for groundbreaking work and research innovation.
Date:
12/02/2016

China accused of state sponsored doping

China accused of state sponsored doping
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In case you missed it, one of China's most famous athletes, Wang Junxia has admitted doping in a letter she and other athletes wrote in 1998.
Date:
11/02/2016

Smart cities better defined by new research

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.
Date:
10/02/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2016

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How Virtual Reality might change our lives in 2016, Birmingham led experiments on the International Space Station and more...
Date:
10/02/2016

Energy storage experts welcome Brazilian industry chiefs to Birmingham

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Experts in energy storage research at the University of Birmingham welcomed representatives from businesses and universities across Brazil to explore future partnerships that could see Brazilian cities testing innovative technology.
Date:
03/02/2016

Severe drought no longer caused just by nature

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies.
Date:
02/02/2016

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Monkey

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The University of Birmingham's China Institute has marked the Chinese New Year with the help of three world-class musicians. Pianist Di Xiao, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and violinist Jiafeng Chen performed in the University's Bramall Music Building to staff, students, partners and members of the Chinese community from across the West Midlands and beyond.
Date:
29/01/2016
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