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United Kingdom ranked one of the highest performing countries for higher education in Universitas 21 report

United Kingdom ranked one of the highest performing countries for higher education in Universitas 21 report
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According to the fourth annual Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, the United Kingdom is home to one of highest performing university systems in the world. The report places the UK second only to the United States for global research outputs, the quality of its best institutions, the impact of its research and the production of an educated workforce that meets labour market needs.
Date:
21/05/2015
Categories:
International, Research

Major research project to detect gravitational waves is underway

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A research project to detect gravitational waves, minute ripples in the fabric of space and that were predicted by Einstein, was officially launched on May 19, 2015.
Date:
19/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Birmingham strengthens rail links with China

Birmingham strengthens rail links with China
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The University of Birmingham (UK) has signed a cooperation agreement on railway research and education with the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer, CSR Sifang.
Date:
13/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods
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River scientists and marine geophysicists from the US and UK - and led by the University of Birmingham - have teamed up for a unique collaboration that could help protect the lives of thousands of people who live close to the banks of some of South Asia's biggest rivers.
Date:
06/05/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
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Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its extremely bizarre combination of characters that include a proportionally small skull and feet more akin to primitive long-neck dinosaurs.
Date:
27/04/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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