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Smart cities better defined by new research

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.

Alumni News: Jo Maguire

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Jo Maguire (BSc Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience, 2015) tells us how she's adjusting to graduate life at Mott MacDonald.

Women in Science and Engineering - November 2015

Women in Science and Engineering - November 2015
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It's been a busy start to the year for the Women in Science and Engineering Society (WISE). The committee tell us more.

Introducing UBRobotics

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Amir Hajiyavand, founder of University of Birmingham Robotics Club (UBRobotics), introduces one of our newest student societies.

Engineers Without Borders - November 2015

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It's been a busy start to the academic year for Engineers Without Borders. Alex Brierley tells us more.

Birmingham receives £21.7 million to build National Buried Infrastructure Facility

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A £21 million award has been made to the University of Birmingham, as part of a capital investment by BIS to the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), to build a National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF).

CivSoc Update – November 2015

CivSoc Update – November 2015
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It's been an exciting start to the 2015/16 academic year for CivSoc. Secretary Beth McGoff tells us more.

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy
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Researchers in Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham have shown how fluorescence spectroscopy can improve the accuracy and speed of water quality measurements.

Johnson announces £21 million for Engineering Grand Challenges research

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Birmingham will play a role in one of seven new research programmes that aim to tackle some of the major challenges facing science and engineering.

Global impact of our research: Building better road networks

Global impact of our research: Building better road networks
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Civil Engineering at Birmingham research into evaluating and improving major road networks across the world featured in the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences' (UKCDS) top 20 research impact list.

Birmingham and Beijing universities are on the right track

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The University of Birmingham (UK) and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) (China) have today (17 September) signed a research cooperation agreement that announces plans for a joint international high-speed railway research laboratory.

Creating a whirlwind of new knowledge about extreme wind events and their effects on built structures

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New paper by Dr Mike Jesson, Research Fellow in the School of Civil Enginerring, entitled 'Aerodynamic forces on the roofs of low-, mid- and high-rise buildings subject to transient winds' published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics examines the effect of wild winds on buildings by simulating thunderstorm downbursts in a lab, measuring their effects on building models of different heights.
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