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Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals?

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The clock is ticking on the most ambitious set of international development targets ever conceived. By 2030, the UN's Global Development Goals ('Global Goals') promise to banish hunger, poverty and inequality; ensure universal access to safe water, education, health care, clean energy and decent work; and secure peace, justice, economic growth and sustainability. Achieving all this and in the timeframe set will be a monumental challenge. What is not yet widely recognised is that one critical factor will be the development of clean cooling.
Date:
05/01/2017

Birmingham signs rail agreement with top Chinese university

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The University of Birmingham today signed an agreement with Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) for research experts to work together on developing technology to help make railways safer and more efficient.
Date:
05/01/2017

Chinese and British research experts unite to help solve major problems

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Experts from the University of Birmingham (UK) today joined partners at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to lay the foundation for joint research that could help to solve major problems facing both countries.
Date:
05/01/2017

Birmingham scientists launch project to tackle global 'clean cold' challenge

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham today launch a major research project to investigate how 'clean cold' could help to achieve almost all of the United Nations' (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals.
Date:
05/01/2017

University of Birmingham researchers discover new ancient tombs

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Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found "compelling evidence" of new Egyptian tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt's Minister of Antiquities has revealed.
Date:
22/12/2016

British-Chinese tech company wins University funding boost

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A British-Chinese tech company is the first company to raise investment funds from a leading UK university.
Date:
22/12/2016

Birmingham supports 'home' orchestra on tour of China

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The University of Birmingham is supporting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's (CBSO) New Year tour of China – marking a long musical partnership between the two institutions.
Date:
22/12/2016

Shakespeare Institute's Asian Tour

Shakespeare Institute's Asian Tour
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in November and December Professor Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute) visited three Asian countries with strong and distinctive traditions of Shakespearean performance, translation and scholarship – China, Japan, and India.
Date:
21/12/2016

University of Birmingham confirms city centre gateway at historic Municipal Bank

University of Birmingham confirms city centre gateway at historic Municipal Bank
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The University has today announced that it will be establishing a new home in the city centre following the decision to purchase Birmingham's former Municipal Bank at 301 Broad Street, one of the city's best known civic buildings.
Date:
19/12/2016

Birmingham joins Chinese partners to launch Shakespeare Centre in China

Birmingham joins Chinese partners to launch Shakespeare Centre in China
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The Shakespeare Centre, China sees the University's world-renowned Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, reach out to millions of Chinese people to increase access to and understanding of Shakespeare
Date:
15/12/2016
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