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The Conversation: Whoever wins Ukraine election faces an uncertain mandate and no easy path to peace

The Conversation: Whoever wins Ukraine election faces an uncertain mandate and no easy path to peace
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25 were meant to offer the country the beginning of a way out of a protracted crisis. Some of the signs were quite positive. Presidential candidates were stressing the need for unity and dialogue. Ukraine's richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, a powerful tycoon based in eastern Ukraine, took a strong public stance against the separatists there.
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25/05/2014

The Conversation: Labour should be the biggest local winner – this year anyway

The Conversation: Labour should be the biggest local winner – this year anyway
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Written by Chris Game. Two countries have synchronised their EU election and local election dates this cycle: Greece and parts of the UK (England and Northern Ireland).
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22/05/2014

Olympic Games scale investment by Russell Group universities including Birmingham will generate £44 billion for the UK

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The ambitious £175 million campus development project getting underway at the University of Birmingham is part of a programme of investment by Russell Group universities which will generate billions for the economy and thousands of new jobs across the country in years to come, new research has concluded.
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21/05/2014

Professor David Eastwood selected as the new chair of Universitas 21

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Professor David Eastwood, has been elected as the new chair of Universitas 21, the global network of leading research universities.
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20/05/2014

Birmingham Business School joins the elite of global business schools

Birmingham Business School joins the elite of global business schools
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Birmingham Business School has been awarded accreditation by the AACSB, confirming its place in the top elite of global business schools and securing the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation.
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16/05/2014

New microwave circuits for communication and sensing systems

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College best publication: New types of very high performance filters based on novel materials such as superconductors or ferroelectric and/or new fabrication technologies such as micromachined circuits are transforming everyday lives from broadcast, television and mobile phone communications technology to internet infrastructure, weather prediction.
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16/05/2014

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that one of the country's leading international entrepreneurs has been appointed as its new Chancellor reflecting the University's position as a truly global institution that attracts the brightest and best from across the world.
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12/05/2014

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
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For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014

The Conversation: Ukraine separatists engaged in high-risk game as they press on with referendum plan

The Conversation: Ukraine separatists engaged in high-risk game as they press on with referendum plan
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Vladimir Putin's statements giving qualified support for presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25, calling on separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone their planned referendums and announcing a pull-back of troops from Ukraine's border, has been greeted with scepticism in Kiev, Brussels, London and Washington.
Date:
09/05/2014

BSc Economics student selected to take part in the British Council's 2014 UK-China Student Forum

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An Economics student has been selected to be part of a forum aiming to bring more UK students to China.
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08/05/2014
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