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Pioneering new school offers sixth formers a taste of the future

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A ground-breaking new School is set to offer teenagers across Birmingham and beyond a new and innovative type of Sixth Form experience when it opens its doors to the first pupils next year.
Date:
03/10/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Social Sciences, Teaching

£13 million award backs world-class research supporting Midlands bioeconomy

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Three of the Midlands' leading universities have been awarded £13 Million for a "Doctoral Training Partnership" to provide research training to support the Midlands bioeconomy.
Date:
03/10/2014
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

Rail safety in China is on the right track with new degree courses

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The critical activities of managing safety and risk across China's vast and complex railway network is being aided by a new programme launched at the University of Birmingham, UK. The course in Railway Risk and Safety Management has been jointly developed by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) University of Birmingham and the High Integrity Systems Engineering (HISE) Group, University of York, UK. The first intake of graduate diploma students will enrol at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China later this month.
Date:
01/10/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Teaching

Appointment of leading academic to boost quality of patient care in the Midlands

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Patients in Birmingham will benefit from the appointment of a new Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Practice Research, who will follow the celebrated social reformer's role in reviewing and developing evidence to deliver the highest quality care to patients.
Date:
01/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Leading exercise and physiology scholar begins role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Leading exercise and physiology scholar begins role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences
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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Professor Myra Nimmo today begins her role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences to drive forward Birmingham's ambitious plans to be a leading global centre for teaching and research in this area.
Date:
01/10/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences
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