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Brazilian Government and University embark on sports science partnership

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The University of Birmingham has signed a sports science based agreement with the Brazilian Government this month. The collaboration between Brazil's Ministry of Sport and the University of Birmingham will see the two partners work together on a range of sports science initiatives.
Date:
Friday 14th December 2012
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport

University of Birmingham launches new China Institute

University of Birmingham launches new China Institute
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The University of Birmingham's China Institute celebrates its official opening today in the presence of His Excellency Mr Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UK.
Date:
Thursday 13th December 2012
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Vice Chancellor

PGA and University of Birmingham unveil new international golf degree programme

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A new honours degree aimed at international students eager for a career in the golf industry has been launched by The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) and the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 30th November 2012
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport, Students, Teaching

Lessons from London, the road to Rio: conference examines leveraging legacies of major sporting events

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International sports legacy experts will convene at the University of Birmingham this week to discuss the rationale behind hosting global mega-events and their lasting impact.
Date:
Monday 26th November 2012
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport

Brazilian and UK scientists explore research partnerships to improve safe exploitation of oil and gas

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The safe exploitation of deep water oil heads the agenda at an international research workshop hosted by the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande de Norte (UFRN) in Natal, Brazil this week.
Date:
Wednesday 14th November 2012
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Droughts could profoundly harm river life, a study warns

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Critically low water levels in many rivers could lead to the partial collapse of food chains that support aquatic life, according to research led by the University of Birmingham published in the journal Nature Climate Change today (09 September 12). This is the conclusion of one of the longest experiments on drought ever conducted in freshwaters.
Date:
Sunday 9th September 2012
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Scientists set new world drilling-depth record of scientific ocean drilling

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Scientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu has set a new world record by drilling down and obtaining rock samples from deeper than 2,111 meters below the seafloor off the Shimokita Peninsula of Japan.
Date:
Friday 7th September 2012
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Rapid re-colonisation of river after extreme flood event

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After being virtually wiped out during a flood in 2005 in Wolf Point Creek, Alaska, salmon, meiofauna and most macroinvertebrates all re-colonised within two years, according to research published by University of Birmingham environmental scientists in the journal Nature Climate Change today (2 Sept 2012).
Date:
Sunday 2nd September 2012
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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