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Birmingham's Civil Engineering ranked sixth in the UK

Birmingham's Civil Engineering ranked sixth in the UK
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The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham has risen ten places to sixth in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as fifth in the Russell Group rising eight places since last year's league table.

Memorandum of Understanding signed between British Geological Survey and University of Birmingham

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The British Geological Survey and the University of Birmingham have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research.

Birmingham water experts develop device to save lives

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Experts at the University of Birmingham have developed a unique device that could save lives around the globe by quickly and simply testing whether water supplies are safe to drink – particularly in refugee camps and disaster zones.

New Staff in Civil Engineering, December 2015 - April 2016

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A round-up of new Civil Engineering faculty December 2015 - April 2016

Making the underworld visible

Making the underworld visible
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham are working on ways of identifying more accurately what is below the ground, saving time and money.

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.

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).

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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