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Transformational campus development to get underway

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The University of Birmingham's plans for a £175million campusdevelopment project including brand new library and sports centre have beenapproved by Birmingham City Council. This marks thefinal step in the planning stages for a five-year investment in facilities thatwill transform the University's famous Edgbaston campus and extend the servicesavailable to the local community.
Date:
20/05/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Students, Teaching

Birmingham joins 'The Conversation' as founding partner

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The University of Birmingham has committed support to a new independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists, which launches in the UK today.
Date:
16/05/2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

University brings billion pound boost to Birmingham's economy

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The University of Birmingham contributes more than £1 billion to the West Midlands economy annually and supports almost 12,000 jobs, according to research by Oxford Economics.
Date:
12/04/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Vice Chancellor

Switching off Old Joe for Earth Hour

Switching off Old Joe for Earth Hour
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The University of Birmingham's clock tower, Old Joe, will be switching off its lights again this year in support of Earth Hour on the evening of Saturday 23 March.
Date:
21/03/2013
Categories:
Corporate Services

University achieves significant reduction in CO2 emissions

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The University is committed to an absolute reduction in carbon emissions of 20% by 2020 from a 2005/2006 baseline. In order to achieve this we have undertaken a number of projects which have culminated this year in reduced CO2 emissions by 19.7%. This shows a marked reduction from our 2005/2006 baseline of 62,423 tonnes of CO2 down to 50,132 tonnes of CO2 in 2011/2012.
Date:
09/01/2013
Categories:
Corporate Services
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