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UK and USA collaborate in airborne climate science projects

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Birmingham scientists are taking part in the first scientific collaboration of its kind, where British and American scientists are trading skills and expertise and are using an unmanned robotic aircraft to gather high altitude atmospheric data.
Date:
Friday 25th January 2013
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Algeria's long and complex battle against the Islamists, and its relationship with Mali, by Dr Berny Sèbe

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The hostage crisis on a BP oil base at Tiguentourine in Southern Algeria brings the issue of Islamist groups back to Algeria, where they developed in the early 1990s before the Algerian army routed them, forcing their relocation in Mali where ex-President Toumani Toure had the weakness to tolerate them.
Date:
Friday 18th January 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, International

International research study to shed light on sources of air-polluting dust in India

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A quantitative analysis of dust sources in Delhi by scientists from India, the UK and the USA will provide important new insight into how individual sources of air-borne matter contribute to the overall concentrations measured in the atmosphere.
Date:
Tuesday 15th January 2013
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Chinese students hail "transformational" UK study experience

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Chinese students who have studied in the UK have seen a "profound transformational experience" in their personal and professional lives, according to research into the impact of studying abroad.
Date:
Monday 17th December 2012
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

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
Description
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

The rise, fall and return of Berlusconi: conference examines former Italian Prime Minister

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A one-day conference discussing the rise, fall and future of the notorious former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will take place this week (Friday 14 December) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 12th December 2012
Categories:
Arts and Law, International
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