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Sochi Winter Olympics 'cost billions more than estimated'

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As the International Olympic Committee prepares to choose between Beijing (China) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, a new report shows that the cost of last year's Games in Sochi, Russia, has been underestimated by billions of dollars.
Date:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Graduate employability continues to rise at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham has been named among the top five UK institutions for graduate employment. Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that almost 87 per cent of Birmingham's leavers were in graduate-level jobs or further education within six months of graduating. These figures from the 2014/15 academic year are the University's strongest results yet and place Birmingham fourth nationally for graduate employment.
Date:
21/07/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students

Should we all escape to the country during a heatwave?

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A new way of mapping temperatures in a city will allow local authorities to consider areas with the most vulnerable people in future heatwave plans.
Date:
02/07/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

Minding the gap… city bats won't fly through bright spaces

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered that bats living in a city are less likely to move from tree to tree in brightly lit areas, according to research published online today (5th June 2015) in the journal Global Change Biology.
Date:
05/06/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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