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Birmingham joins the world's largest nuclear physics research facility

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Researchers from Birmingham will have access to the most impressive and advanced nuclear physics research facility in the world as the UK has today officially become part of a €1.6 billion* international project that will become to nuclear physics what CERN is to particle physics.
Date:
Friday 3rd May 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Big Data for Development: Mobile phone data could be used to prevent the spread of epidemics in developing countries

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BOSTON - Computer scientists at the University of Birmingham have devised a new set of models, using mobile phone data, for studying the geographic evolution of country-wide epidemics and for understanding and planning the diffusion of information among the population to advise on strategies to avoid spreading the infection further.
Date:
Thursday 2nd May 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

University of Birmingham strengthens its top 20 league table position

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked 11th place in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013 and 17th out of 124 UK universities in The Complete University Guide for 2014 published today, 29th April 2013.
Date:
Tuesday 30th April 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

UK-China collaboration to establish new computational resources for metabolomics

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A partnership between the University of Birmingham, BGI, the world's largest genomics organisation, and its open-access journal, GigaScience, has received funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to develop a software platform for the analysis of large-scale environmental metabolomics data.
Date:
Friday 19th April 2013
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Internationalising higher education: European academy underway at University of Birmingham

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More than 120 higher education professionals from over 20 countries are convening at the University of Birmingham this week for the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Spring Academy.
Date:
Tuesday 16th April 2013
Categories:
International

University launches new institute to address biggest issues facing society

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250 years after the creation of the Lunar Society, which brought together leading industrialists, academics and philosophers to debate the biggest issues affecting society, the University of Birmingham is launching an Institute of Advanced Studies with a similar remit.
Date:
Tuesday 9th April 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

'Urgent need to improve international access to autism resources and training', say Birmingham experts

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As World Autism Day approaches (2 April) the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham plans to extend its work to provide international training resources, strategies and programmes for practitioners and carers in different countries around the world.
Date:
Thursday 28th March 2013
Categories:
International, Social Sciences

Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula, new research shows

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New research from the Antarctic Peninsula published in the Journal of Geophysical Research shows that the summer melt season has been getting longer over the last 60 years. Dr Nick Barrand from the University of Birmingham led an analysis of data from 30 weather stations on the Antarctic Peninsula – a mountainous region extending northwards towards South America.
Date:
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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