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International Change Maker and Community Organiser leaves audience inspired after visit to College of Social Sciences

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Ernesto Cortes Jr, world-leading community change campaigner and Co-Director of the Industrial Areas Foundation, was welcomed to the University of Birmingham to deliver a rousing call to action to attendees at the new Alan Walters Building.
Date:
30/05/2017

City-regions need great universities as strong and committed 'anchor institutions'

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As we come to terms with this week's terrorist attack, our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this senseless act; not just in Manchester, but across the North-West. Like many regions across the country, the North-West is dependent upon the skills and talents of its young people, particularly those coming out of universities, to contribute to the region's success.
Date:
25/05/2017

City-regions need great universities as strong and committed 'anchor institutions'

Description
As we come to terms with this week's terrorist attack, our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this senseless act; not just in Manchester, but across the North-West. Like many regions across the country, the North-West is dependent upon the skills and talents of its young people, particularly those coming out of universities, to contribute to the region's success.
Date:
25/05/2017

Democracy is taking root in Africa. But that doesn't mean it works all the time

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Written by Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham. As we celebrate Africa Day and reflect on how far the continent has come since the Organisation of African Unity was founded in 1963, it's a good time to assess whether democracy is working.
Date:
25/05/2017

NATO looks healthier than expected – but trouble is brewing

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Written by Mark Webber, University of Birmingham. While Donald Trump's disdain for the alliance has apparently abated, the future is still disturbing.
Date:
25/05/2017

University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT launch Joint Research Platform

University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT launch Joint Research Platform
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Experts from industry and academia have launched a joint research platform to deliver new approaches to energy and waste management that will benefit cities and communities around the world.
Date:
25/05/2017

UK and Brazilian researchers uncover hidden spread of Zika virus in Brazil and Americas using virus genome sequences

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An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time.
Date:
24/05/2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict
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Dr Harry Verhoeven of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Presented his new book (with Philip Roessler) about the outbreak of the Congo War: "Why Comrades go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict" (Hurst and OUP: 2016).
Date:
24/05/2017

School of Education to offer postgraduate courses in Dubai

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The School of Education is to offer postgraduate provision at the University of Birmingham's Dubai campus, which will open this autumn. In launching the campus, the University will become the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in this rapidly developing international education hub.
Date:
23/05/2017
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