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United Kingdom ranked one of the highest performing countries for higher education in Universitas 21 report

United Kingdom ranked one of the highest performing countries for higher education in Universitas 21 report
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According to the fourth annual Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, the United Kingdom is home to one of highest performing university systems in the world. The report places the UK second only to the United States for global research outputs, the quality of its best institutions, the impact of its research and the production of an educated workforce that meets labour market needs.
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21/05/2015

Major research project to detect gravitational waves is underway

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A research project to detect gravitational waves, minute ripples in the fabric of space and that were predicted by Einstein, was officially launched on May 19, 2015.
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19/05/2015

Burundi teeters on the brink of civil war following coup attempt

Burundi teeters on the brink of civil war following coup attempt
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. An attempt by the incumbent president to change the constitution and run for a third term has exposed deep and dangerous divisions.
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18/05/2015

Headline: "Challenges of Transnational Investigations" Conference Papers Published

Headline: "Challenges of Transnational Investigations" Conference Papers Published
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Papers resulting from the "Challenges of Transnational Investigations" conference hosted by the Institute of Judicial Administration in 2013 have now been published in the European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.
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14/05/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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From voting to headsets to aid military commanders, and more...
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13/05/2015

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
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12/05/2015

New cultures of time and technology

New cultures of time and technology
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Dr David Gange spoke on Time and Technology in the Modern Middle East at PUC-Rio. This was part of an ongoing collaboration between the School of History & Cultures and the PUC Communications School.
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11/05/2015

DevoManc: a shrewd political move that keeps Treasury control without the responsibility

DevoManc: a shrewd political move that keeps Treasury control without the responsibility
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Written by Max Lempriere and Sam Warner, PhD Researchers in Political Science. Signed by the chancellor, George Osborne, and the leaders of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the latest twist in the DevoManc agenda was the unique agreement that purported to grant residents "more control over the decisions that affect their lives". Yet closer inspection suggests a more nuanced picture.
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07/05/2015

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods
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River scientists and marine geophysicists from the US and UK - and led by the University of Birmingham - have teamed up for a unique collaboration that could help protect the lives of thousands of people who live close to the banks of some of South Asia's biggest rivers.
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07/05/2015
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