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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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From voting to headsets to aid military commanders, and more...
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13/05/2015

Birmingham strengthens rail links with China

Birmingham strengthens rail links with China
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The University of Birmingham (UK) has signed a cooperation agreement on railway research and education with the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer, CSR Sifang.
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13/05/2015

The nursing profession 2015 - handmaidens or autonomous?

The nursing profession 2015 - handmaidens or autonomous?
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Today is international nurses' day. It always makes me re-examine my own profession and reflect on where nursing is today.
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12/05/2015

Blog: The other 1215 Charter: 800 years of elected mayors

Blog: The other 1215 Charter: 800 years of elected mayors
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Written by Chris Game. "You'd not have known it from the national media, either before Election Day or since, but the 650 parliamentary contests weren't the only ones taking place in the UK last Thursday. It was the year in local government's four-year election cycle that almost all English district and unitary councils – 279 of 293 – had elections, and there were votes too for six mayors, for many parish and town councils, plus the odd local referendum."
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12/05/2015

The forgotten local elections – Conservatives defy predictions in council votes too

The forgotten local elections – Conservatives defy predictions in council votes too
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Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer, INLOGOV. Gains for the Tories and obliteration for the Lib Dems as councils are selected — sound familiar?
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12/05/2015

Blog: The Ties that Bind: War, History and Power in and around Today's Russia

Blog: The Ties that Bind: War, History and Power in and around Today's Russia
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By Dr. Kevork Oskanian. It is difficult indeed to overstate the importance of victory day in Russia. In its solemnity, it is as close to a religious festival as any secular event could be. The Soviet Union was adept at filling the void left by its Marxist atheism with ritual and symbolism, and, more than on other days of the contemporary calendar, its imprint was still palpable on May 9th, 2015.
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12/05/2015

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
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12/05/2015

An adult social care compendium of approaches and tools for organisational change

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The Health Services Management Centre and Middlesex University London have published a compendium of approaches and tools for organisational change within adult social care.
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12/05/2015

Examining the Cameron-Clegg Coalition Government - new book launched

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Robert Page, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy, contributed a chapter on poverty and social security in a new book which examines the Cameron-Clegg Coalition Government.
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12/05/2015

New cultures of time and technology

New cultures of time and technology
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Dr David Gange spoke on Time and Technology in the Modern Middle East at PUC-Rio. This was part of an ongoing collaboration between the School of History & Cultures and the PUC Communications School.
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11/05/2015
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