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Major £15 million gift to the University of Birmingham enables creation of Forest Research Institute

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A new Institute for Forest Research will be established by the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands, and the resilience of trees to pests and diseases, thanks to a transformational gift of £15 million.
Date:
Thursday 7th November 2013
Categories:
Alumni, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

University of Birmingham strengthens ties with Delhi Technological University

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The University of Birmingham and Delhi Technological University have signed a new partnership agreement this week promoting collaboration in teaching and research activities. The signing coincides with Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University Professor Pritam B. Sharma receiving an honorary doctorate from Birmingham during the degree congregations taking place from 3 to 11 July.
Date:
Thursday 4th July 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International

University of Birmingham Honorary Graduands for July 2013

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Stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Chris Addison, Polish-English Holocaust survivor, Kitty Hart-Moxon and founder of Moshi Monsters, Michael Acton Smith are amongst those who will be given honorary degrees at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies in July 2013.
Date:
Friday 28th June 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students

Read around the world with Birmingham at Hay

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From the world's oldest Bible, via the meaning of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, to the burgeoning popularity of mass reading events; the past, present and future of literature come together in the University of Birmingham's exciting line-up of lectures at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Research

University of Birmingham strengthens its top 20 league table position

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked 11th place in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013 and 17th out of 124 UK universities in The Complete University Guide for 2014 published today, 29th April 2013.
Date:
Tuesday 30th April 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Indian alumnus makes shortlist for Man Booker International Prize

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University of Birmingham alumnus UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the fifth Man Booker International Prize, which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
Date:
Thursday 31st January 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International

Honorary Graduands for December 2012

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President of Medecins Sans Frontiers in the UK and a two-time winter Olympian are amongst the honorary graduands joining over 3000 students at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies this week. Paul McMaster and Adam Pengilly will also join leading figures from the world of medicine, media, government and education to pick up their honorary degrees from the University's Great Hall between 5 – 7th December 2012.
Date:
Monday 3rd December 2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students
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