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University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
Description
For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014

The Conversation: Ukraine separatists engaged in high-risk game as they press on with referendum plan

The Conversation: Ukraine separatists engaged in high-risk game as they press on with referendum plan
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Vladimir Putin's statements giving qualified support for presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25, calling on separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone their planned referendums and announcing a pull-back of troops from Ukraine's border, has been greeted with scepticism in Kiev, Brussels, London and Washington.
Date:
09/05/2014

Call for papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage

Call for papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage
Description
Conference on Heritage, Tourism and Traditions will take place 13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK. Deadline for abstracts is 15 December 2014.
Date:
01/05/2014

The Conversation: With Geneva deal dead Ukraine could be pivotal moment for international relations

The Conversation: With Geneva deal dead Ukraine could be pivotal moment for international relations
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The Geneva Agreement appears to be dead in the water. Achieved only a week ago, it was widely considered a surprising breakthrough, albeit one which offered major concessions to Russia.
Date:
25/04/2014

Business School academic speaks at a European Parliament hearing on low cost airlines

Description
Dr Geraint Harvey from the Department of Organisation, Work and Employment was invited to make a presentation at a hearing in the European Parliament on Low Cost Airlines hosted by the GUE/NGL in Brussels.
Date:
25/04/2014

The Conversation: Breakthrough in Ukraine talks is a win-win situation, especially for Russia

The Conversation: Breakthrough in Ukraine talks is a win-win situation, especially for Russia
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. The four-party talks on the crisis in Ukraine have apparently produced a significant breakthrough towards the diffusion of an increasingly dangerous situation.
Date:
18/04/2014

The Conversation: Ukraine crisis: is the West powerless to stop Russian aggression?

The Conversation: Ukraine crisis: is the West powerless to stop Russian aggression?
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. As the situation in Ukraine rapidly spins out of control, various Western leaders have stepped up their verbal warnings to Russia.
Date:
15/04/2014

The Conversation: Now Crimea's in the bag, where next for Putin and Russia?

The Conversation: Now Crimea's in the bag, where next for Putin and Russia?
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The Ukrainian government has announced that it will mount a full-scale military operation to regain control of the east of the country and has set a deadline of 6am on Monday morning for occupied government buildings to be evacuated by armed protesters.
Date:
15/04/2014

Explainer: do sanctions work?

Explainer: do sanctions work?
Description
Colin Rowat, Lecturer in Economics, looks how the consensus seems to be that the West must "do something" to prevent instability in Ukraine and Russia's other neighbours, and whether that should include wider sanctions for the whole country.
Date:
01/04/2014

Business School Doctoral Scholarships available for 2014/15

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Birmingham Business School is pleased to announce a number of PhD scholarships for the 2014/2015 academic year in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing.
Date:
28/03/2014

The importance of reputation building and management

Description
Professor Stephen Brammer discusses the importance of the reputation of a company, with particular regards to Asian economies.
Date:
19/03/2014

Mark Cartledge presents to the Society for Pentecostal Studies

Mark Cartledge presents to the Society for Pentecostal Studies
Description
More than 300 of the world's leading Pentecostal and Charismatic scholars recently gathered at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, for the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) held March 6-8.
Date:
13/03/2014

British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2014

British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2014
Description
Call for papers.
Date:
11/03/2014

US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
Description
Matthew Barzun, the US ambassador to UK, visited the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics on 6 February 2014.During his visit, Uta Noppeney, CNCR co-director, described the centre's philosophy, research directions, international collaborations and the associated CNCR MSc program.
Date:
04/03/2014

'Leadership in Urban and Regional Development' research seminar

Description
The University of Birmingham recently hosted the RSA International Research Seminar on 'Leadership in Urban and Regional Development: Debates and New Directions'.
Date:
28/02/2014

US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
Description
Matthew Barzun, the US ambassador to UK, visited the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics on 6 February 2014.During his visit, Uta Noppeney, CNCR co-director, described the centre's philosophy, research directions, international collaborations and the associated CNCR MSc program.
Date:
17/02/2014

Mechanical Engineering research grants/awards February 2014

Description
The school has won in excess of £300,000 in research grants during the past few months.
Date:
05/02/2014

Dean of Birmingham Business School speaks in the House of Lords

Description
Professor Simon Collinson recently spoke at a recent Industry and Parliamentary Trust (IPT) dinner in the House of Lords on "The Role of Government in Developing Trade with China".
Date:
03/02/2014

UK trade with China: brighter prospects ahead?

UK trade with China: brighter prospects ahead?
Description
We know that the phenomenal economic growth of China represents a huge opportunity for British firms. So it may be a surprise to learn that the UK's track record of exports to China is very weak, relative to our European counterparts.
Date:
31/01/2014

House of Lords Action on Rheumatoid Arthritis

House of Lords Action on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Description
Professor Karim Raza presents at a House of Lords summit on increasing public awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Date:
16/01/2014
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