News and events from around the School of Engineering

Events

Selected news

Institution of Civil Engineers holds a CPD event at the University of Birmingham

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Academic colleagues from the School of Engineering recently discussed the need for reducing the risk of undetected buries pipes and cables in order to increase safety when carrying out any ground investigations with engineering professionals.

RSK Director accepts Honorary Professorship within the School of Engineering

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The School of Engineering is delighted to announce that George Tuckwell, Divisional Director for Geoscience and Engineering at RSK, has accepted an Honorary Professorship within the School.

Developing revolutionary technology that could defend the UK's National Power Grid against blackouts

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A revolutionary HVDC technology developed at the University of Birmingham could defend the UK's National Power Grid against system blackouts.

Inspiring the next generation of engineers

Inspiring the next generation of engineers
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The Arkwright Scholarships Trust has conducted its annual award of prestigious Scholarships to future leaders of the engineering profession. The University of Birmingham will provide three scholarships to year 12 students.

LEGO robots inspire engineers of the future

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Engineers of the future descended upon the University to compete in the regional heats of a world-wide research and engineering competition for 9-to-16-year-olds.

Reconfigurable optical assembly of nanostructures

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We are shining new light on the development of optical devices by using powerful lasers to produce erasable and rewritable holograms in, literally, nanoseconds

The engineering gap

The engineering gap
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A recent BBC article on the engineering gap highlighted that women make up around just 8% of engineers in the UK. The Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Birmingham is committed to providing a thriving environment in which female engineers can achieve their potential and advance their careers within the field of engineering.

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.
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