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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

Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings

Birmingham scores seven Top 50 global hits in subject rankings
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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

How to Take Religion Seriously in World Politics: Can Religious Studies Help?

How to Take Religion Seriously in World Politics: Can Religious Studies Help?
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At the end of February, Katherine Brown, Jocelyne Cesari, Andrew Davies and Francis Davis were privileged to speak at the world-famous Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Date:
08/03/2017

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution
Description
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, and has been transformed since independence in 1947. The green revolution staved off famine by raising crop yields dramatically, and the white revolution – "Operation Flood" - turned India into the world's largest milk producer. Yet, for all of the increase in production, food losses have also increased, and the vast majority of farmers remain trapped in the cycle of poverty. The success and the problems are closely connected.
Date:
08/03/2017

Making Space: Exploring issues of gender representation in Higher Education on International Women's Day

Making Space: Exploring issues of gender representation in Higher Education on International Women's Day
Description
The University of Birmingham is marking International Women's Day with a special exhibition celebrating the incredible achievements of its inspirational female staff, students and alumni.
Date:
08/03/2017

Story of π, Birmingham Popular Mathematics Lecture

Story of π, Birmingham Popular Mathematics Lecture
Description
The School of Mathematics welcomed Professor Robin Wilson to Birmingham on January 18 January to give a Popular Maths Lecture on the Story of π. His lecture covered the entire history of π, from the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, via Archimedes, China and the Middle Ages, to the Indiana court case and the advances of the modern computer age.
Date:
07/03/2017

Catalysts for change - Professor Joe Wood

Description
Using catalysis and reaction engineering, Professor Joe Woods is a pioneer of novel processes designed to help alleviate the world's energy crises by developing new and renewable fuels and chemicals.
Date:
06/03/2017

CDT students engage young visitors at the 'Meet The Expert' event at the Thinktank Science Museum Birmingham

Description
During February half-term students from the Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy) CDT at the University of Birmingham made their annual visit to the Thinktank Science Museum Birmingham for the 'Meet The Expert' event.
Date:
06/03/2017

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition
Description
Artists around the world have the opportunity to have their work included in a major new exhibition that focuses on Caribbean people and their creativity in the face of poverty, inequality and violence.
Date:
03/03/2017

Birmingham Fellow receives Computer Simulation Technology award

Description
Miguel Navarro-Cia, from the School of Physics and Astronomy, has recently been awarded the Computer Simulation Technology (CST) Publication Award 2016.
Date:
03/03/2017
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