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Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university

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The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
Tuesday 10th September 2013
Categories:
International, Research, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection

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A rare, emerging fungal disease that is spreading throughout Canada and Northwestern USA can easily pass its deadly genes to related fungal strains within the species but less readily to more distant relatives, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 6th September 2013
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Robots that learn from experience

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Specialist robots will learn how to act intelligently in real-world environments, supporting security guards or care home assistants, in a multi-million Euro project.
Date:
Tuesday 27th August 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

'Better detection' for Alzheimer's and cancers

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A new chemical discovery will lead to better monitoring and treatment for cancers and degenerative diseases, according to latest research by scientists.
Date:
Thursday 22nd August 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Universities of Birmingham and Manipal partner in new educational initiative

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The University of Birmingham and Manipal University in India have signed an agreement this month formalising educational links between the two institutions. The partnership will enable students to complete their first two years of study at Manipal then progress directly into year two at Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 31st July 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Teaching

Preparing for the low carbon economy: fresh dialogue advances UK-China collaborations in sustainable energy

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Leading figures across industry, science and government are convening at the University of Birmingham this week to further UK-China partnerships in sustainable energy and smart grid technologies.
Date:
Tuesday 16th July 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International

Birmingham joins Beijing, Harvard and Oxford in youth leadership initiative

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Students from the University of Birmingham are taking part in an esteemed international youth leadership programme in China this month.
Date:
Monday 8th July 2013
Categories:
International, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

University of Birmingham strengthens ties with Delhi Technological University

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The University of Birmingham and Delhi Technological University have signed a new partnership agreement this week promoting collaboration in teaching and research activities. The signing coincides with Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University Professor Pritam B. Sharma receiving an honorary doctorate from Birmingham during the degree congregations taking place from 3 to 11 July.
Date:
Thursday 4th July 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International
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