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The Conversation: Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia

The Conversation: Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The renewed escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shows no sign of abating. Fighting in the east has continued both in and around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk and at the Russian-Ukrainian border where, according to reports, Russia has now started shelling Ukrainian military positions.
Date:
28/07/2014

A word in your ear, but make it snappy

A word in your ear, but make it snappy
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To most, crocodiles conjure images of sharp teeth, powerful jaws and ferocious, predatory displays – but they are certainly not famous for their hearing abilities. However, this could all change, as new research is shedding light on the reptiles' ears, showcasing their evolution from the reign of the dinosaurs to the era of Crocodile Dundee.
Date:
25/07/2014

Journal of History and Cultures May Issue

Journal of History and Cultures May Issue
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Latest issue of the postgraduate run, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to pioneering new research in history and cultures.
Date:
23/07/2014

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. The unanimous vote in the UN Security Council on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step. The resolution, drafted by Australia which lost 37 people in the tragedy, condemns the downing of the aircraft and calls for all states to co-operate with the investigation and demands that armed groups allow open access to the crash site.
Date:
23/07/2014

Industrial teaching collaboration in Mechanical Engineering

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Within the Mechanical Design B module offered to Year 3 Mechanical Engineering students Dr. Mozafar Saadat, Senior Lecturer and module co-ordinator, collaborated with Moog Controls Ltd, part of the global company Moog Aerospace in order to enrich the students' design learning experience by providing an industrially relevant case study and real-life engineering experience.
Date:
23/07/2014

History graduation 2014

History graduation 2014
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Short interviews with 2014 History graduates
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22/07/2014

Formula Student Team from Hefei University of Technology, China visit UBRacing at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham's Formula Student racing team recently hosted the Chinese Formula Student Champions and collaboration partners Hefei University of Technology (HFUT). HFUT were crowned Champions of the Chinese competition in March and were invited to participate in the UK version of Formula Student by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. .
Date:
21/07/2014

Congratulations Class of 2014!

Congratulations Class of 2014!
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On behalf of all academic and support staff in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, we'd like to say a huge congratulations to all our undergraduate and post-graduate graduates who received their degree certifications earlier in July after lots of hard work and dedication!
Date:
21/07/2014

Blog: Masters students on Kenya study tour 2014

Blog: Masters students on Kenya study tour 2014
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Written by Freyja Oddsdottir. For the past couple of years, the IDD has organised a field research trip to assist IDD Masters students with the logistics of field research, which is an optional component of their MSc degree. Last year, the destination was Kerala in South India. In June this year, a group of 16 students travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, along with Dr Jonathan Fisher and Freyja Oddsdottir, where they stayed for three weeks to conduct field research for their dissertation.
Date:
21/07/2014
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