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Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan

Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan
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Written by Max Lempriere, PhD Researcher in Political Science. One of the UK's flagship sustainability policies is in big trouble. Less than a year from now, the theory goes, all new homes will be "zero-carbon". The reality is rather different. Economic meltdown, a housing crisis, pressure from developers and poorly designed legislation have all combined to leave the country way behind schedule.
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24/04/2015

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics
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Written by Dr George Kyris, Lecturer in International and European Politics. The last few years have been remarkable for Greece's relationship with the EU. The bail-out agreements between the country and the EU-IMF, the interference of the latter two in domestic affairs and the imposition of austerity have caused a sharp rise in euroscepticism.
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24/04/2015

University of Birmingham expands online postgraduate degree offerings in Business and Public Administration

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The University of Birmingham is expanding its global academic borders with the announcement that it will now be offering a number of its postgraduate distance learning courses through its online learning platform. The programmes include a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters of Science (MSc) in International Business, both from the award-winning Birmingham Business School, as well as a Masters in Public Administration (MPA). Classes for all programmes start in September 2015 and applications are now being accepted.
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20/04/2015

Water for the Worlds: Cutting-edge research provides rapid water quality analysis

Water for the Worlds: Cutting-edge research provides rapid water quality analysis
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Cutting-edge research carried out by Birmingham's Professor John Bridgeman could make a significant difference: he and his team have been working on a quick, novel and robust way of determining water quality, and have developed an optical water-testing device that has the potential to save millions of lives.
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16/04/2015

Lighting up molecular interactions with metals: New approaches to improving diagnosis and drug delivery

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Early diagnosis and effective drug delivery is often the key to successfully treating potentially life-threatening diseases. Professor Zoe Pikramenou's pioneering research is leading on the design of molecules and nanosized labels which can track and direct biomolecular processes, which could have huge impact on the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness.
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15/04/2015

Simon Grumett

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Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (BSc Mathematics & Statistics 1990)
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14/04/2015

Ray Broadbridge

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BSc. Electronic Engineering, 1975. "I started with crystal sets and valves; managed to lure unsuspecting girls with promises of Real Stereo Music from homemade amplifiers..."
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14/04/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...
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14/04/2015

David Pascall

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Retired with non-executive directorships (BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering 1970)
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14/04/2015

Chiara Mingarelli

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Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology (PhD Astrophysics 2014)
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14/04/2015
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