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University brings £3.5 billion boost to the UK economy

University brings £3.5 billion boost to the UK economy
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The University of Birmingham contributes £3.5 billion to the UK economy every year – enough to build seven flagship hospitals or 140 new secondary schools, new figures show.
Date:
09/03/2017
Categories:
International, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

University of Birmingham welcomes the publication of the Midlands Engine strategy

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As the Government unveils its Midlands Engine strategy to boost jobs and growth in the region, the six research-intensive Universities involved in the project welcome the continued commitment to developing world-class centres of excellence.
Date:
09/03/2017
Categories:
Research, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings

Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings
Description
The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study in seven subjects, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.
Date:
09/03/2017
Categories:
International, Students, Teaching

Birmingham researchers help launch new Prince William Award

Birmingham researchers help launch new Prince William Award
Description
University of Birmingham academics helped The Duke of Cambridge launch a ground-breaking new award programme in his name today, to help schoolchildren build character, confidence and resilience.
Date:
01/03/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

"Modern library investment critical to futureproofing research and education in digital era of 'alternative truths'", says Dame Lynne Brindley at the University of Birmingham

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Speaking on the future role of libraries at the opening of the University of Birmingham's brand new, 'transformational' Library on Monday (13 February) Dame Lynne Brindley, Master at Pembroke College, Oxford, and former Chief Executive of the British Library said: "Librarians should work as partners with academics to provide students with frameworks for information literacy, digital fluency and critical judgement skills around the superabundance of unauthenticated data and information swirling around the ether.
Date:
17/02/2017
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Students, Teaching
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