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University of Birmingham formalises links with Suranaree University of Technology

University of Birmingham formalises links with Suranaree University of Technology
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The University of Birmingham and Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (18 Jan 2016) to formalise a partnership in education, training and development in railway and vehicle technology research. The signing ceremony was followed by an official gift exchange between Professor Prasart Suebka, Rector of SUT, and Professor Adam Tickell, Provost and Vice Principle, University of Birmingham.
Date:
22/01/2016

High-tech underwater survey discovers what lies beneath surface of Burrator Reservoir

High-tech underwater survey discovers what lies beneath surface of Burrator Reservoir
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An underwater survey of Burrator Reservoir has revealed what is beneath the surface in a virtual reality model of the area.
Date:
22/01/2016

University of Birmingham strengthens its partnership with China in civil nuclear energy studies

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The University of Birmingham and the General Nuclear International Ltd (GNI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to forge a long-term partnership in the education, training and development of civil nuclear energy studies.
Date:
22/01/2016

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference
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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security invited scholars and practitioners to reflect on the legacy of the meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev, exploring what went right, what went wrong, and assessing the prognosis for the future. The central focus of this event was to address the question of how trust was developed between the two leaders, why the relationship has broken down in the intervening years, and whether trust can be restored given the current state of US-Russia relations.
Date:
22/01/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2015

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The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP launches the University of Birmingham's Cryogenic Energy Storage plant and more...
Date:
20/01/2016

LISA Pathfinder approaches its operational orbit

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While LISA Pathfinder is en route to its operational orbit, the science and engineering teams are testing the systems on the spacecraft. This week, they will begin to switch on elements of the science payload, including the laser that will be used to monitor the most precise free-fall motion ever obtained in space.
Date:
13/01/2016

Shakespeare Institute student selected as a TED Fellow

Shakespeare Institute student selected as a TED Fellow
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PhD Shakespeare and Creativity student Madeline Sayet has been selected as one of 21 TED Fellows who will take the stage at TED2016, between them representing 12 countries.
Date:
13/01/2016

Ageing stars stop slowing down, scientists discover

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At a critical point in the life of a star like the Sun its rotation stops 'slowing down', according to research published in the journal Nature by University of Birmingham scientists today (4 January 2016). This discovery challenges existing theories and has implications for our understanding of how the Sun and other stars influence their local environments, including planets, as they age.
Date:
04/01/2016

Birmingham partners with China State Grid to build a joint lab in novel energy storage technologies

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The University of Birmingham has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Smart Grid Research Institute (SGRI) of State Grid Corporation of China to develop a joint laboratory in energy storage.
Date:
22/12/2015
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