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University of Birmingham Racing team picks up three trophies at 2017 UK Formula Student Competition

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The University of Birmingham Racing (UBR) team has celebrated their 20th anniversary in style by winning a total of three trophies at the 2017 UK Formula Student Competition, which was held at the Silverstone Circuit between 20th and 30th July.

Making Problematic Ground Safe

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Ian is an international expert in why the ground shifts and – at times – collapses, often at great financial and emotional cost, and is involved in engineering new and smart techniques to make it safe.

Railway students excel in 2017 Railway Challenge competition

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A team of railway students from the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), partnered with Aegis Engineering Systems, have won second prize in the annual IMechE Railway Challenge.

Birmingham student joins crew of tall ship to bring Virtual Mayflower to life

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Birmingham Engineering MSc project student Stefan Roth joined members of the School's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team to undertake a truly unique trial of new motion capture technology.

Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures

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A team of researchers at the Universities of Birmingham, Plymouth, and Exeter carried out a study as to whether virtual reality experiences could reduce anxiety in patients undergoing dental procedures such as fillings and tooth extractions.

Dr Lewis Makana wins Best Paper Award for research on sustainable cities

Dr Lewis Makana wins Best Paper Award for research on sustainable cities
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Dr Lewis Makana, a Research Fellow at Birmingham, was recently awarded the Best Paper Award at the 5th International Conference on Utility Management and Safety (ICUMAS) in Hong Kong.

Birmingham's VR experience boosts visitor understanding of oceans

Birmingham's VR experience boosts visitor understanding of oceans
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Academics from the University of Birmingham are to work with researchers at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth in a bid to create new types of virtual reality technology aimed at enhancing visitor experience.

Birmingham Environmental Engineering researchers win award for low cost water testing device

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A team of Birmingham Environmental Engineering researchers led by Professor John Bridgeman recently won an award at this year's ICE West Midlands Civil Engineering Awards for a low cost device which checks whether water is safe to drink.

Rain, Mud and Royalty – EESE at the 2017 Devon County Show

Rain, Mud and Royalty – EESE at the 2017 Devon County Show
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The Department's of Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team took centre stage at this year's huge Devon County Show, held at Westpoint, just outside Exeter. The Team had accepted an invitation to partner with the BBC and to use the event to show off the wide range of Virtual and Augmented Reality projects it has been, and continues to conduct in the County of Devon.

University of Birmingham to open new campus in Dubai

University of Birmingham to open new campus in Dubai
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The University will open a campus in Dubai in November becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in this rapidly developing international education hub.
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