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University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs

University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs
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As part of a global collaboration with the University of Melbourne in research, education, and cultural engagement, we are offering up to 20 PhD scholarships, enabling research students to work with academics in Birmingham and Melbourne.

Prostate cancer test research awarded IChemE Global Award

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Professor Paula Mendes from the School of Chemical Engineering has been awarded an IChemE Global Award for her work to develop a new test to detect prostate cancer.

University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance

University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance
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A new spray device to fight superbugs is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

Strong results for Chemical Engineering in Times guide

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Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has climbed to third in the UK in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Chemical Engineering rated highly for student satisfaction

Chemical Engineering rated highly for student satisfaction
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Students who participated in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Chemical Engineering highly at the University of Birmingham with 94% student satisfaction.

Fellowship awarded for first time to develop next generation healthcare diagnostics

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Early detection of ageing associated diseases or Traumatic Brain Injury are vital to ensure the best possible outcome for patients. Currently there is no technology with sufficient sensitivity or speed to test for the biomarkers at the point-of-care, slowing the treatment process.

Birmingham's Chemical Engineering ranked third in the UK

Birmingham's Chemical Engineering ranked third in the UK
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The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham continues to rank highly at third place in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as second in the Russell Group.

Complete University Guide 2017

Complete University Guide 2017
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The Complete University Guide 2017 league table reveals that Engineering and Physical Sciences subjects at Birmingham continue to perform well with four subjects ranking in the top ten nationally in their category.

Birmingham leads on shaping energy systems of the future

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Energy storage is the capture of energy produced at one time for later use. Identified by the UK government as one of "eight great technologies" in which the UK can be a world leader and that will help drive future economic growth and innovation, energy storage will play a vital role in shaping the energy systems of the future.

Developing methods to make fermented food healthier

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Our chemical engineers have developed the double emulsion formulation method in a new way to make fermented foods even healthier.

Sajid Javid MP opens University's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility

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The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid MP, officially opened the University of Birmingham's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility, a technology using 'liquid air' to store and provide power which could transform future energy systems.

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment

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The University of Birmingham is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK's energy sector after the Government confirmed £60 million investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120 million from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities.
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