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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 ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects

Birmingham ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects
Description
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 reveal that Birmingham is the fifth best university on the planet at which to study sports-related subjects.
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?
Description
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

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

Register for our MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons

Register for our MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons
Description
The first-of-its-kind MOOC in "Outstanding Physical Education Lessons", from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, begins on 13 March 2017.
Date:
02/03/2017

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
Description
Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.
Date:
01/03/2017

Fighting Childhood Cancer

Date:
28/02/2017
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