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Major £15 million gift to the University of Birmingham enables creation of Forest Research Institute

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A new Institute for Forest Research will be established by the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands, and the resilience of trees to pests and diseases, thanks to a transformational gift of £15 million.
Date:
07/11/2013

From brain behaviour to Shakespeare: Birmingham unveils latest MOOCs

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The University of Birmingham is introducing further free, open, online courses today offering a taste of higher education to learners worldwide.
Date:
04/11/2013

Study or work in China? Event explores options available

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The University of Birmingham's China Institute will host a workshop this week designed to showcase opportunities to study or gain work experience in China, with advice on scholarships available.
Date:
29/10/2013

Reprint of papers from First Birmingham Colloquium

Reprint of papers from First Birmingham Colloquium
Description
The first volume of Texts and Studies, Third Series, edited by David Taylor, is being republished by Gorgias Press fourteen years after it first appeared.
Date:
23/10/2013

Visit enhances University's key strategic partnership with Guangzhou

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Two years after the launch of the University of Birmingham's collaborative centre in Guangzhou, Vice- Mayor Wang Dong is visiting Birmingham this week to expand the strategic partnership between the City and the University.
Date:
21/10/2013

Maori remains make the long journey to their ancestral home

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A collection of Maori skeletal remains and a tattooed Maori head discovered at the University of Birmingham were handed back to New Zealand in a spiritual ceremony on Friday.
Date:
18/10/2013

University of Birmingham in arts and humanities research partnership

Description
Six of the region's universities, including the University of Birmingham, are to benefit from a multi-million-pound partnership to create a centre for excellence for a new generation of arts and humanities researchers.
Date:
15/10/2013

University of Birmingham joins UK government delegation in China to boost research and development

Description
The University of Birmingham's Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Peck will join a UK government delegation led by Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, on a high profile trade visit to Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
Date:
15/10/2013

Publication of theses by Dr W.J. Elliott

Publication of theses by Dr W.J. Elliott
Description
Online publication of "An examination of von Soden's Ib2 group of manuscripts" (1969) and "An examination of von Soden's Ib1 group of manuscripts (Acts and Catholic Episltes only)" (1974) by Dr W.J. Elliott in the University of Birmingham Institutional Repository.
Date:
14/10/2013

Talk by Professor D.C. Parker

Talk by Professor D.C. Parker
Description
David Parker to speak at the University's "Book to the Future" festival in October 2013 on "The World's Oldest Bible: How Technology Shapes Belief".
Date:
07/10/2013
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Arming the Kurds builds on long history of proxy warfare in the Middle East

That the Kurds are outgunned because the Islamic State is firing captured American artillery at them has not stopped the decision to supply new weaponry.

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