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New set of standards to improve adult social care commissioning

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A new set of standards to help local authorities improve the effectiveness and quality of adult social care commissioning has been launched at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester.
Date:
04/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Can 'character' be taught? New online course to explore virtue ethics in education

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A new, free online course run by the University of Birmingham will help answer important questions around the issue of character in young people's education.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

Beckman Coulter forms technology collaboration with the University of Birmingham, UK

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Beckman Coulter has entered into a technology collaboration with scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, establishing a collaboration to accelerate research into higher-throughput biology to support the University's activities towards better protecting environment and human health.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Conference examines leveraging legacies of Brazilian major sports events for school and youth sport

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Policymakers and international academics will convene in São Paulo (Brazil) this week to determine how sports mega-events can improve physical education and youth sport in Brazil. Focusing on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the conference will produce guidelines for the Brazilian Ministry of Sport, as they seek to ensure a fruitful legacy for both school and youth sport following the Games.
Date:
31/10/2014

Birmingham-Jinan MBA programme launches

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The University of Birmingham (UK) and Jinan University (China) have joined forces to nurture management talent in and around South China as they launch the latest version of the Birmingham MBA. The Birmingham-Jinan MBA is a part-time executive programme run by Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and the School of Management, Jinan University, Guangzhou.
Date:
30/10/2014
Categories:
International, Social Sciences, Teaching
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