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Birmingham creates city development blueprint with global dimension

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of investigating or diagnosing the challenges facing their home city that could be used to help improve the lives of city dwellers around the world.
Date:
06/02/2017
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham hosts Work and Pensions Select Committee with a focus on welfare benefits and citizen income.

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Birmingham academics are giving evidence and talking about their research at the Work and Pensions Select Committee being held at the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus today.
Date:
12/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Just about managing' families need more help to save, says academic think-tank

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Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say.
Date:
12/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Chinese psychology experts visit Birmingham to explore future links

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Psychology experts from Sun Yat Sen University in China visited the University of Birmingham to explore potential for working together on future research, as well as student and staff exchange.
Date:
02/12/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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