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From Birmingham to Berlin: sports legacy expert joins global debate

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A University of Birmingham expert on how sport is instrumentalised for non-sporting aims, including high-profile sports events like the Olympic Games and football World Cup, will address a major conference in Berlin.
Date:
01/11/2016

New agreement strengthens tech innovation between Birmingham and China

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The University of Birmingham (UoB) and Jiangsu Industry Technology Research Institute (JITRI) today signed a new ¥20,000,000 agreement to develop innovative research in key areas such as nanoparticle technology and biomedicine. Signing the agreement allows both partners to work together on applied research projects that will use the University's research expertise to strengthen technological innovation in the Jiangsu Province across a wide range of engineering and medical technology.
Date:
01/11/2016

Children and War

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A child washed up on the shores of Turkey after drowning at sea; the images of youngsters climbing across fences of barbed wires on Lampedusa; a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Syria – these are some of the images that, once seen, can never be unseen. The moments, captured in these images pass, but the cycles of displacement continue.
Date:
27/10/2016

Children and War

Description
A child washed up on the shores of Turkey after drowning at sea; the images of youngsters climbing across fences of barbed wires on Lampedusa; a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Syria – these are some of the images that, once seen, can never be unseen. The moments, captured in these images pass, but the cycles of displacement continue.
Date:
27/10/2016

University of Birmingham marks birthday of influential Chinese alumnus

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Li Siguang - one of the University of Birmingham's most famous Chinese graduates and a geology pioneer - was born on 26 October 1889.
Date:
26/10/2016

Alumni Spotlight - Jie Chen

Date:
20/10/2016

Latvian Ambassador explores University of Birmingham's global vision

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The Latvian Ambassador visited the University of Birmingham to learn more about the University's work and its plans for engaging with European countries.
Date:
19/10/2016

Britain and India must forge bold relationship to shape new world

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India and Britain must stand together and face future challenges in shaping a new world, one of India's most eminent political and diplomatic figures told an audience at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
19/10/2016

Rio Paralympic success for University of Birmingham alumnas

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Three University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) alumnas are celebrating success at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Date:
13/09/2016

Bright sparks discovered via University's project with Birmingham Girls School

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The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at 'A' Level has been shown to boost girls' potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a long term focus of government policy since 2010.
Date:
26/08/2016
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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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