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Rail safety in China is on the right track with new degree courses

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The critical activities of managing safety and risk across China's vast and complex railway network is being aided by a new programme launched at the University of Birmingham, UK. The course in Railway Risk and Safety Management has been jointly developed by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) University of Birmingham and the High Integrity Systems Engineering (HISE) Group, University of York, UK. The first intake of graduate diploma students will enrol at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China later this month.
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01/10/2014

Leading exercise and physiology scholar begins role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Professor Myra Nimmo today begins her role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences to drive forward Birmingham's ambitious plans to be a leading global centre for teaching and research in this area.
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01/10/2014

Chief Medical Officer to speak on antibiotic resistance

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The Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is to outline the current national and international picture on antibiotic resistance in a speech at the University of Birmingham.
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30/09/2014

Website launch

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the ESRC funded 'Summer After the Floods' website. The website, hosted by the University of Birmingham, will feature all of the latest news and outputs from the project, as well as background information on flood management and a forum for businesses, communities and managers to express their views on existing flood management, flood preparedness and resilience to future flooding.
Date:
25/09/2014

Ranked first for Sport Science

Ranked first for Sport Science
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The University of Birmingham has been ranked number one in the UK for Sport Science in The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2015. The league table examined factors such as student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects and awarded Birmingham the maximum overall score of 100.
Date:
25/09/2014

Future of electro engineering student group shaped at Birmingham

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Representatives of more than 15 student branches of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have gathered at the University of Birmingham to plan the future of the prestigious association in the UK and Ireland. The student arm of the IEEE is the largest student body in the field of electro and information technologies, with nearly 2,000 branches in 80 countries.
Date:
24/09/2014

Impressive performance for Birmingham in new Times league table

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As thousands of new students arrive to take the next step in their education, the University of Birmingham has climbed up the national rankings. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 has placed Birmingham 15th overall, up from 16th last year. The University of Birmingham is now ranked ninth within the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities, ahead of Nottingham and Manchester.
Date:
23/09/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists
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Wild species related to crops that are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by School of Biosciences researchers – but a significant proportion are found in Middle East conflict zones, where their conservation is at risk.
Date:
23/09/2014

More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts

More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts
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Dr Michael Grey from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has called for more research to be carried out into how the brains of sportspeople – including children – react when they receive a blow to the head.
Date:
23/09/2014

Stand-up comedy on Synthetic Biology delivered by Dr Winn

Stand-up comedy on Synthetic Biology delivered by Dr Winn
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On Monday 1 September Dr Peter Winn presented synthetic biology as part of a stand-up comedy set at the second Birmingham Bright Club. The Bright club format started at University College London in May 2009 and has now spread to a number of UK cities, combines a professional comedian with stand-up sets by academics and thus provides a vehicle for laughter and learning about interesting stuff.
Date:
15/09/2014
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