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Government commits £60m of funding to Midlands universities

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The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of six leading midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development, securing the UK's leadership position in the sector.
Date:
18/03/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

Edgbaston candidates to set out their stalls at University hustings

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Residents will have the chance to question candidates standing for the Edgbaston seat in the General Election at a hustings taking place at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 19 March.
Date:
18/03/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Students

New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

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A new study from the University of Birmingham and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit in Cambridge has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

TEDx University of Birmingham - The Road Less Travelled

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TEDx University of Birmingham returns for the second year running to celebrate research successes and ideas worth spreading.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

British society among the most harmful to its citizens, says research

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Liberal societies such as the UK, US and Australia are among the most harmful to their citizens, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research, Social Sciences
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