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Smart cities better defined by new research

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.
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10/02/2016

What rought beast slouches towards Birmingham? That will be Pegida

What rought beast slouches towards Birmingham? That will be Pegida
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The far-right, anti-Islam protest movemement Pegida has so far been largely based in Germany and has had limited success in the UK. But around 300 people are expected to attend a march in Birmingham.
Date:
10/02/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2016

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How Virtual Reality might change our lives in 2016, Birmingham led experiments on the International Space Station and more...
Date:
10/02/2016

Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict

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All are welcome at this forthcoming event with Dr Kamran Khan, from the University of Leicester: Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict.
Date:
09/02/2016

Can the meek professor or 'Mr Clean' save the Central African Republic?

Can the meek professor or 'Mr Clean' save the Central African Republic?
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. One of the world's poorest and most unstable countries is in the midst of a remarkably hopeful election campaign.
Date:
09/02/2016

Blog: Hard Evidence: this is the Age of Dissent – and there's much more to come

Blog: Hard Evidence: this is the Age of Dissent – and there's much more to come
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Written by David Bailey, lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham provides a fascinating insight into how the nature of protest has changed.
Date:
09/02/2016

Potential role of social enterprise within health and social care

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HSMC have been working with the Public Policy Institute for Wales to consider the potential role of social enterprise within health and social care.
Date:
09/02/2016

The collapse of Kids Company – a settling of accounts

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The collapse of Kids Company – a settling of accounts
Date:
08/02/2016

David Cameron's focus on Black & minority ethnic student access is a modest but welcome first step

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Dr Nicola Rollock comments on remarks made by David Cameron on discrimination as an issue facing Black and minority ethnic populations in the criminal justice system, the armed forces, and UK universities.
Date:
08/02/2016

David Cameron's focus on Black & minority ethnic student access is a modest but welcome first step

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Earlier this week, David Cameron stunned those of us committed to campaigning for race equality. He dared name discrimination – "overt, unconscious, institutional" - as an issue facing Black and minority ethnic populations in the criminal justice system, the armed forces, and - significantly - UK universities.
Date:
05/02/2016
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