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University of Birmingham climbs five places in international outlook rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen five points to be placed 81st among the top 100 international universities in the world 2015, as ranked by the Times Higher Education magazine.
Date:
29/01/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

More than half support 'mansion tax', research shows

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The majority of people in the UK support the proposed 'mansion tax', according to research by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
28/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Astro-archaeological' discovery of replica solar system with Earth-sized planets from the dawn of Time

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Scientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with 5 Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy.
Date:
27/01/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
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Changing climate conditions and increasing occurrences of wildfires may leave globally important carbon stocks defenceless, new research shows.A study led by the University of Birmingham (UK), shows vast carbon-rich layers of peat (dead plant debris) found across the world are under threat from a drop in general water table levels and warmer temperatures, as a result of climate change. With drier peatlands becoming more prevalent and wildfire activity on the increase, the peat's carbon content is at a higher risk of being released into our atmosphere.
Date:
27/01/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Not On: University of Birmingham and the Guild of Students launches campaign against sexual harassment

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The University of Birmingham and its student union, the Guild of Students, are today, Monday 26 January, launching a joint initiative to tackle sexual harassment and uphold the right of staff and students to live and study in a safe and supportive environment.
Date:
26/01/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Students
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