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Birmingham win Institution of Civil Engineers Project Award

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School of Civil Engineering receive a Project Award from the institution of Civil Engineers in the Education category for a collaborative project with Interserve, titled 'Bridging the gap', an interactive activity to develop knowledge and understanding of simple civil engineering concepts.

£6000 Scholarships in Master of Research in Railway Systems Integration

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Scholarships in Master of Research in Railway Systems Integration: For the 2015/16 session up to 10 scholarships with a value of £6000 will be available, for students who wish to carry out research in railway applications.

Water for the Worlds: Cutting-edge research provides rapid water quality analysis

Water for the Worlds: Cutting-edge research provides rapid water quality analysis
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Cutting-edge research carried out by Birmingham's Professor John Bridgeman could make a significant difference: he and his team have been working on a quick, novel and robust way of determining water quality, and have developed an optical water-testing device that has the potential to save millions of lives.

Engineers Without Borders - March 2015

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It's been a very busy few months for Engineers Without Borders here in Birmingham. Outgoing President David Streather tells us more.

Welcome to WISE – Women in Science and Engineering Society

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The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society are the newest student group to join the EPS Community. They work to provide as many events and opportunities as possible to members across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to integrate, form networks and to help inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers. Annabel Fitzgerald tells us more.

CivSoc Update – March 2015

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CivSoc are having a terrific year with a new committee eager to get involved as much as possible with both the students and the School. Becky Drew, Treasurer, & Chris Redshaw, Social and Sports Secretary tell us more.

Novel development of quantum sensors to 'Map the Underworld'

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EPSRC invested in a major multidisciplinary, multi-university project to prove the concept of technologies that could explore the underworld of buried pipes, cables and utilities beneath our feet in 2005. Since then a team of Birmingham civil engineers have played an important role in developing multi-sensor approaches to map underground utility systems as part of the 'Mapping the Underworld' project.

Majority of research in the School of Civil Engineering rated as internationally excellent in the latest national research assessment

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The performance of the School of Civil Engineering in the Research Excellence Framework, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, has shown that the majority of its research was rated as internationally excellent.

Quantum Technology Hub announcement from a Civil Engineering viewpoint

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On Wednesday 26th November 2014, Greg Clark, the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, visited the university to announce a national investment totalling £270 million for research into quantum technology across four hubs of scientists.

International rail conference speeds into Birmingham

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In the run up to the launch of HS2 the University of Birmingham is set to host an international conference on high-speed rail to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan.

From Lab Bench to Backbench

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John Bridgeman, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be swapping lab coat for legislation, when he visits civil servant, James Riches, at the House of Commons today (Monday 24 November) for a "Week in Westminster", as part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK's national academy of science.

Study hard and remember to network says new CIHT Fellow

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High flying transportation specialist Andy McLoughlin's decision to gain further qualifications at Birmingham and widen his professional horizons have led to a complete turnaround in his career.
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