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Setting up a university free school: University of Birmingham to host conference exploring experiences and sharing best practice

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The University of Birmingham will share its experiences in setting up the UK's first university state secondary school during a special one-day event later this week.
Date:
24/11/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Birmingham drought experts launch pilot project to work with African communities on building resilience

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Experts at the University of Birmingham are launching an interdisciplinary project called CreativeDrought to prepare rural communities in Africa for possible future drought by combining local knowledge with environmental science.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

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A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Old Joe turns red for global victims of faith persecution

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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turns red tomorrow (Weds) in memory of people around the world who have been killed for their faith.
Date:
22/11/2016
Categories:
International

Birmingham–Beijing energy partnership powers from strength to strength

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Academics from the University of Birmingham have received honours from their counterparts at the University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB).
Date:
22/11/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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