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Kraft/Cadbury Takeover: Does National Ownership Matter?

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Three years after the controversial take-over of British chocolate giant, Cadbury, Sir Dominic Cadbury, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, reflects on the impact of Kraft's acquisition.
Date:
Wednesday 30th January 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students

Schools must offer compulsory qualifications in good manners and self control

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Priestly Lecture: Schools should offer compulsory qualifications in good manners and self control according to Dr Anthony Seldon, Britain's best known Headmaster and the acclaimed biographer of recent prime ministers.
Date:
Tuesday 15th January 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences

Perceived benefits of joint commissioning lag behind reality, new study shows

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A major new report on joint commissioning in health and social care has found the perceived benefits of collaborative working, such as efficiency savings and improvements to services, often lagged behind the reality.
Date:
Tuesday 8th January 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Living close to a rubbish tip reduces house prices by 2.6%, research shows

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Living close to an active landfill site reduces house prices by 2.6% and the cost to home owners can still be counted two decades after the facility has shut, new research shows.
Date:
Friday 28th December 2012
Categories:
Social Sciences

Chinese students hail "transformational" UK study experience

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Chinese students who have studied in the UK have seen a "profound transformational experience" in their personal and professional lives, according to research into the impact of studying abroad.
Date:
Monday 17th December 2012
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham launches new China Institute

University of Birmingham launches new China Institute
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The University of Birmingham's China Institute celebrates its official opening today in the presence of His Excellency Mr Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UK.
Date:
Thursday 13th December 2012
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Vice Chancellor

Honorary Graduands for December 2012

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President of Medecins Sans Frontiers in the UK and a two-time winter Olympian are amongst the honorary graduands joining over 3000 students at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies this week. Paul McMaster and Adam Pengilly will also join leading figures from the world of medicine, media, government and education to pick up their honorary degrees from the University's Great Hall between 5 – 7th December 2012.
Date:
Monday 3rd December 2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students
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