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Sir David Omand to head new commission on the security impact of drones

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Sir David Omand, the UK's former Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator and director of GCHQ, is to chair the University of Birmingham's latest policy commission.
Date:
23/09/2013

Dr Hugh Houghton to give invited paper in Belgium

Dr Hugh Houghton to give invited paper in Belgium
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Dr Hugh Houghton to give an invited paper on "The Challenges of Editing the Vetus Latina" and participate in a round table of international specialists on complex textual traditions in Leuven
Date:
20/09/2013

New article in JTS by Dr Chris Jordan

New article in JTS by Dr Chris Jordan
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Article by Dr Chris Jordan on "The Rediscovery of the Sherborne Lectionary"
Date:
20/09/2013

Birmingham announced as University of the Year

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The University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year 2014 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Date:
20/09/2013

CREME has a new home

CREME has a new home
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Birmingham Business School is the new home for the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and its flagship knowledge exchange initiative, the Enterprise and Diversity Alliance (EDA).
Date:
17/09/2013

University of Birmingham launches new railway research institute in China

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The University of Birmingham has formed a new joint research institute with Anhui province in East China to support the development of railway infrastructure.
Date:
16/09/2013

Birmingham hosts meeting of top business minds

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The world's largest meeting of international trade economists commences today at the University of Birmingham for the fifteenth European Trade Study Group conference.
Date:
12/09/2013

Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university

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The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013

Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection

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A rare, emerging fungal disease that is spreading throughout Canada and Northwestern USA can easily pass its deadly genes to related fungal strains within the species but less readily to more distant relatives, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/09/2013

Robots that learn from experience

Description
Specialist robots will learn how to act intelligently in real-world environments, supporting security guards or care home assistants, in a multi-million Euro project.
Date:
27/08/2013
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Islamic State only the latest group to fill vacuum left by long Ba'athist retreat in Syria

Black-clad fighters, suffering refugees and Western warplanes overhead – these are the mainstays of Iraq and Syria coverage as the Islamic State (IS) continues its campaign. Notably absent from debates is how today’s Iraq and Syria emerged from their own national histories, and not just out of foreign meddling – from Sykes-Picot to Bush and Blair.

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