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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.

Welcome to Masdar City: the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living

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Ten years ago in the United Arab Emirates, a new settlement was started from scratch, with the aim of becoming "the world's most sustainable city". Masdar City was designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste, home to a population of 40,000 people, with an additional 50,000 commuters, in an area of six square kilometres. Today, it's playing a crucial role in the development of sustainable design and technology.

Green light for University Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University of Birmingham has, this week, received planning permission to build a brand new laboratory facility and teaching space, as part of a series of exciting regeneration developments taking place on campus.

Draining the cities of the future

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The scale of the challenge facing civil engineers is clear and has significant impact – how to develop a sustainable drainage strategy for cities of the future.

Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway

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Britain's railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive action now, according to new research released by RSSB today.

Birmingham Engineers scoop prestigious Education award for the second year running

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The Department of Civil Engineering have been announced as the overall winners in the Education category at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Awards for a second year in a row.

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.

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).
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