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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

How the RWE npower Energy Challenge helped one graduate—and how it could help you

How the RWE npower Energy Challenge helped one graduate—and how it could help you
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Graduate engineer at RWE Generation SE, Andrew Baines, discusses how the RWE npower Energy Challenge helped him, and could help you.
Date:
29/04/2013

A year at CERN

A year at CERN
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Kevin Sperin, MEng Electrical and Energy Engineering, is currently undertaking a 12 month technical student placement at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. "To me, CERN represents the very pinnacle of science in the world and to have the opportunity to work for such an organisation is a dream come true."
Date:
29/04/2013

New Deputy Director for International Links

New Deputy Director for International Links
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Dr Lou Cabrera joins the Centre as the Deputy Director for International Links.
Date:
24/04/2013

UK-China collaboration to establish new computational resources for metabolomics

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A partnership between the University of Birmingham, BGI, the world's largest genomics organisation, and its open-access journal, GigaScience, has received funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to develop a software platform for the analysis of large-scale environmental metabolomics data.
Date:
19/04/2013

Internationalising higher education: European academy underway at University of Birmingham

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More than 120 higher education professionals from over 20 countries are convening at the University of Birmingham this week for the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Spring Academy.
Date:
16/04/2013
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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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