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School of Metallurgy and Materials in top quartile in the UK for world-leading research

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The School of Metallurgy and Materials is very pleased to have achieved an excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The School was ranked in the top quartile in the UK for world-leading research. Overall 86% of the research in the School was recognised as internationally excellent of which 31% was given the higher accolade of being world-leading.
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18/12/2014

REF success for the School of Education

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The University of Birmingham's School of Education has been announced as one of the best School's in the UK for its areas of research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
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18/12/2014

'On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a 3D printed Penguin family'

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Could Santa be 3D printing your presents next year? Potentially - academics from the University of Birmingham have created a festive family of penguins using 3D laser printers.
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18/12/2014

Unique forest experiment given the green light

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A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands took a step closer to reality this week as planning permission was granted by Stafford Borough Council to the University of Birmingham.
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18/12/2014

Biosciences - Top six for research

Biosciences - Top six for research
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The School of Biosciences has achieved an impressive performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) rising up to 6th place nationally. Over 90 per cent of the School's research is rated as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), and, since the previous assessment in 2008, the School has seen a threefold increase in 4* research publications and improvements in every measure.
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18/12/2014

No more hero leaders

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Across all public services, including health, the skill sets of leaders in the future need to be different, and the type of leadership approach also needs to change.
Date:
18/12/2014

REF confirms Birmingham's position amongst top research universities

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The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 also show that 87 per cent of the University of Birmingham's research activity has a global impact, confirming its position among the world's top universities for research in a broad range of areas from History and Education to Chemical Engineering and Psychology.
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18/12/2014

2014: a review of the year

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2014 has been an exceptional year for the University of Birmingham, from discovering previously unknown archaeological monuments at the Stonhenge site to installing Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE as our new chancellor it has been an exciting year.
Date:
17/12/2014

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
Date:
16/12/2014
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