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New heights for University accommodation

New heights for University accommodation
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The newest addition to Selly Oak's residential development was officially 'topped out' at a ceremony last week (Wednesday 15 February). The Bournbrook development is part of the University's ongoing commitment to invest in high-quality accommodation in a vibrant community.
Date:
24/02/2017

UAE Ambassador visits Birmingham to learn more about University plans

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to the Court of St. James's visited the University of Birmingham today to learn more about the University's work and its plans for deepening its engagement with the Emirates.
Date:
22/02/2017

Birmingham - Beijing energy partnership wins Chinese funding for joint research programme

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Energy storage experts at the University of Birmingham and the University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB) have won a major funding award from the Chinese government for a joint doctoral research programme.
Date:
22/02/2017

European Lecture Tour of Professor Trybus

European Lecture Tour of Professor Trybus
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In November 2016 IEL Director Professsor Martin Trybus returned from a lecture tour of the European mainland.
Date:
20/02/2017

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017

Birmingham's early warning system flags global financial crises

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis.
Date:
14/02/2017

Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort

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Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017

Tackling obesity and diabetes in diverse communities: why food matters

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The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes is a major global public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes currently affects 422 million people worldwide, with the prevalence almost doubling from 4.7 per cent in 1980 to 8.5 per cent in 2014. Similar trends are occurring in the UK, with cases of type 2 diabetes rising from 1.4 million to 3.5 million since 1996, and this is projected to rise to 5 million by 2025.
Date:
09/02/2017

Tackling obesity and diabetes in diverse communities: why food matters

Description
The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes is a major global public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes currently affects 422 million people worldwide, with the prevalence almost doubling from 4.7 per cent in 1980 to 8.5 per cent in 2014. Similar trends are occurring in the UK, with cases of type 2 diabetes rising from 1.4 million to 3.5 million since 1996, and this is projected to rise to 5 million by 2025.
Date:
09/02/2017

Birmingham research identifies blocks to South Asian diabetes treatment

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The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
Date:
08/02/2017
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