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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

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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

'Better detection' for Alzheimer's and cancers

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A new chemical discovery will lead to better monitoring and treatment for cancers and degenerative diseases, according to latest research by scientists.
Date:
22/08/2013

New PhD on Family 13 in John

New PhD on Family 13 in John
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New PhD thesis on Family 13 in St John's Gospel by ITSEE student Jac Perrin
Date:
19/08/2013

Universities of Birmingham and Manipal partner in new educational initiative

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The University of Birmingham and Manipal University in India have signed an agreement this month formalising educational links between the two institutions. The partnership will enable students to complete their first two years of study at Manipal then progress directly into year two at Birmingham.
Date:
31/07/2013

Vetus Latina Iohannes: publication of second fascicle

Vetus Latina Iohannes: publication of second fascicle
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A new edition of the earliest Latin versions of the Gospel according to John: the second installment contains John 4:49-9:41.
Date:
23/07/2013

New book on biblical quotations

New book on biblical quotations
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New book co-edited by Dr Hugh Houghton with papers from the Seventh Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Date:
22/07/2013

Preparing for the low carbon economy: fresh dialogue advances UK-China collaborations in sustainable energy

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Leading figures across industry, science and government are convening at the University of Birmingham this week to further UK-China partnerships in sustainable energy and smart grid technologies.
Date:
16/07/2013
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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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