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Pioneering University of Birmingham campaign raises nearly £200m for ground-breaking research and life changing opportunities

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The University of Birmingham is celebrating after raising an unprecedented £193.4 million for a diverse range of projects including life-saving research and more than 500 student scholarships.
Date:
30/07/2015

Startling new concessions made by Syria's desperate president

Startling new concessions made by Syria's desperate president
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Assad is running out of options – and he seems to be admitting it for the first time.
Date:
29/07/2015

ITSEE Papers at EABS Annual Meeting 2015

ITSEE Papers at EABS Annual Meeting 2015
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The European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting for 2015, held in Cordoba from 12-15 July, featured several papers by ITSEE members.
Date:
28/07/2015

Midlands' universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda

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The leading research intensive universities in the Midlands have appointed their first Director to oversee the development of an exceptional HE partnership, which aims to harness their combined research power and bring significant economic benefits to the Midlands Engine and rest of the UK.
Date:
28/07/2015

Digital storytelling: new online course on filmmaking for the web

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The University of Birmingham is joining forces with the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset to create a new free online training course on the FutureLearn platform starting in September.
Date:
23/07/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2015

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From smarter diagnostics for prostate cancer to tackling food security in India and more...
Date:
22/07/2015

Birmingham Qur'an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

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A Qur'an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods.
Date:
22/07/2015

Graduate employability continues to rise at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham has been named among the top five UK institutions for graduate employment. Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that almost 87 per cent of Birmingham's leavers were in graduate-level jobs or further education within six months of graduating. These figures from the 2014/15 academic year are the University's strongest results yet and place Birmingham fourth nationally for graduate employment.
Date:
21/07/2015

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

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New research published has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity.
Date:
17/07/2015

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. So there's now a real plan to sort out Iran's nuclear programme. What about all its other problems?
Date:
16/07/2015
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