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Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

From Chernobyl and cholera to reworking Shakespeare, Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

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How are victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak being supported six years on? What can a new generation of nuclear reactors learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima? And how can one of Shakespeare's darkest plays become an even darker work of fiction?
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences

Birmingham water experts develop device to save lives

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Experts at the University of Birmingham have developed a unique device that could save lives around the globe by quickly and simply testing whether water supplies are safe to drink – particularly in refugee camps and disaster zones.
Date:
17/05/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Nine out of 10 international students satisfied with Birmingham

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Nine out of 10 international students are satisfied at the University of Birmingham and more than eight out of 10 would recommend it to others – a leading survey reveals.
Date:
16/05/2016
Categories:
International, Students, Teaching

Influential Singapore business leaders back University of Birmingham

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Influential business leaders in Singapore have joined forces to help the University of Birmingham develop new research opportunities and business partnerships across South East Asia.
Date:
13/05/2016
Categories:
Alumni, International, Vice Chancellor
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