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Indian alumnus makes shortlist for Man Booker International Prize

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University of Birmingham alumnus UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the fifth Man Booker International Prize which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
Date:
31/01/2013

Indian alumnus makes shortlist for Man Booker International Prize

Description
University of Birmingham alumnus UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the fifth Man Booker International Prize, which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
Date:
31/01/2013

UK and USA collaborate in airborne climate science projects

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Birmingham scientists are taking part in the first scientific collaboration of its kind, where British and American scientists are trading skills and expertise and are using an unmanned robotic aircraft to gather high altitude atmospheric data.
Date:
25/01/2013

Algeria's long and complex battle against the Islamists, and its relationship with Mali, by Dr Berny Sèbe

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The hostage crisis on a BP oil base at Tiguentourine in Southern Algeria brings the issue of Islamist groups back to Algeria, where they developed in the early 1990s before the Algerian army routed them, forcing their relocation in Mali where ex-President Toumani Toure had the weakness to tolerate them.
Date:
18/01/2013

International research study to shed light on sources of air-polluting dust in India

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A quantitative analysis of dust sources in Delhi by scientists from India, the UK and the USA will provide important new insight into how individual sources of air-borne matter contribute to the overall concentrations measured in the atmosphere.
Date:
15/01/2013

Chinese students hail "transformational" UK study experience

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Chinese students who have studied in the UK have seen a "profound transformational experience" in their personal and professional lives, according to research into the impact of studying abroad.
Date:
17/12/2012

Brazilian Government and University embark on sports science partnership

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The University of Birmingham has signed a sports science based agreement with the Brazilian Government this month. The collaboration between Brazil's Ministry of Sport and the University of Birmingham will see the two partners work together on a range of sports science initiatives.
Date:
14/12/2012

University of Birmingham launches new China Institute

University of Birmingham launches new China Institute
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The University of Birmingham's China Institute celebrates its official opening today in the presence of His Excellency Mr Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UK.
Date:
13/12/2012

The rise, fall and return of Berlusconi: conference examines former Italian Prime Minister

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A one-day conference discussing the rise, fall and future of the notorious former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will take place this week (Friday 14 December) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
12/12/2012
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