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Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals?

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The clock is ticking on the most ambitious set of international development targets ever conceived. By 2030, the UN's Global Development Goals ('Global Goals') promise to banish hunger, poverty and inequality; ensure universal access to safe water, education, health care, clean energy and decent work; and secure peace, justice, economic growth and sustainability. Achieving all this and in the timeframe set will be a monumental challenge. What is not yet widely recognised is that one critical factor will be the development of clean cooling.
Date:
05/01/2017

Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals?

Description
The clock is ticking on the most ambitious set of international development targets ever conceived. By 2030, the UN's Global Development Goals ('Global Goals') promise to banish hunger, poverty and inequality; ensure universal access to safe water, education, health care, clean energy and decent work; and secure peace, justice, economic growth and sustainability. Achieving all this and in the timeframe set will be a monumental challenge. What is not yet widely recognised is that one critical factor will be the development of clean cooling.
Date:
05/01/2017

Birmingham signs rail agreement with top Chinese university

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The University of Birmingham today signed an agreement with Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) for research experts to work together on developing technology to help make railways safer and more efficient.
Date:
05/01/2017

Chinese and British research experts unite to help solve major problems

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Experts from the University of Birmingham (UK) today joined partners at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to lay the foundation for joint research that could help to solve major problems facing both countries.
Date:
05/01/2017

Birmingham scientists launch project to tackle global 'clean cold' challenge

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham today launch a major research project to investigate how 'clean cold' could help to achieve almost all of the United Nations' (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals.
Date:
05/01/2017

University of Birmingham researchers discover new ancient tombs

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Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found "compelling evidence" of new Egyptian tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt's Minister of Antiquities has revealed.
Date:
22/12/2016

British-Chinese tech company wins University funding boost

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A British-Chinese tech company is the first company to raise investment funds from a leading UK university.
Date:
22/12/2016

Birmingham supports 'home' orchestra on tour of China

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The University of Birmingham is supporting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's (CBSO) New Year tour of China – marking a long musical partnership between the two institutions.
Date:
22/12/2016

Birmingham joins Chinese partners to launch Shakespeare Centre in China

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Experts from the University of Birmingham have joined Nanjing University and Phoenix Publishing & Media Group to launch a ground-breaking collaboration that will help to broaden the appeal of Shakespeare in China.
Date:
15/12/2016

Birmingham legal expert awarded one of Ghana's top honours

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A world-renowned legal expert at the University of Birmingham has received one of the highest honours of the Republic of Ghana.
Date:
15/12/2016
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How the Canadian government is playing the terrorism card

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