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Read around the world with Birmingham at Hay

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From the world's oldest Bible, via the meaning of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, to the burgeoning popularity of mass reading events; the past, present and future of literature come together in the University of Birmingham's exciting line-up of lectures at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
22/05/2013

New e-voting system to flag up coercion

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SAN FRANCISCO – University of Birmingham (UK) computer scientists have devised an e-voting system that can identify and monitor any votes that could have taken place under coercion, they announced at the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy on 21 May 2013.
Date:
21/05/2013

Salt consumption in India: the need for data to initiate population-based prevention efforts

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International researchers are studying the salt intake of Indian adults to provide vital new data to aid the development of a national salt reduction strategy.
Date:
17/05/2013

Birmingham joins 'The Conversation' as founding partner

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The University of Birmingham has committed support to a new independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists, which launches in the UK today.
Date:
16/05/2013

Birmingham joins the world's largest nuclear physics research facility

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Researchers from Birmingham will have access to the most impressive and advanced nuclear physics research facility in the world as the UK has today officially become part of a €1.6 billion* international project that will become to nuclear physics what CERN is to particle physics.
Date:
03/05/2013

Big Data for Development: Mobile phone data could be used to prevent the spread of epidemics in developing countries

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BOSTON - Computer scientists at the University of Birmingham have devised a new set of models, using mobile phone data, for studying the geographic evolution of country-wide epidemics and for understanding and planning the diffusion of information among the population to advise on strategies to avoid spreading the infection further.
Date:
02/05/2013

Doing Business in India – The University of Birmingham hosts an event to highlight opportunities for bilateral trade

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On Thursday 25th April a collaborative event with The Confederation of Indian Industry, UK Trade and Investment and the University of Birmingham examined the current environment for 'doing business in India'.
Date:
30/04/2013

University of Birmingham strengthens its top 20 league table position

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked 11th place in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013 and 17th out of 124 UK universities in The Complete University Guide for 2014 published today, 29th April 2013.
Date:
30/04/2013

EECE students win IET awards

EECE students win IET awards
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Two students from the School of EECE have picked up awards at an event organised and sponsored by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Midland Power Group. Click on to read interviews with the winners, as well as view their winning posters.
Date:
29/04/2013
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The Birmingham 
Perspective

Isis and a new Caliphate 

The ultra-radical Islamist group Isis (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [Syria]) has declared that the territory they hold is to be a caliphate. David Thomas, Professor of Christianity and Islam, explores the role of an ancient and powerful institution. 

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