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New PhD studentships available

New PhD studentships available
Description
The School is offering new PhD studentships to start in 2017.
Date:
07/12/2016

Exploring the climate-changing dust fertilising our oceans

Exploring the climate-changing dust fertilising our oceans
Description
A team of researchers from the universities of Leeds, Nottingham Trent and Birmingham, as well as institutions in Georgia, Haifa, Greece and Germany have pinpointed how much phosphate 'fertiliser' is released from dust depending on atmospheric acid levels.
Date:
05/12/2016

Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to investigate air pollution causes

Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to investigate air pollution causes
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are in Delhi and working with their Indian counterparts to help young researchers better understand the causes, sources and effects of pollution in India and the UK.
Date:
02/12/2016

Fossil footprints give glimpse of how reptiles became dominant on land

Fossil footprints give glimpse of how reptiles became dominant on land
Description
A project led by third-year Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments MSci student Luke Meade, has revealed a new glimpse of the world when reptiles began taking over from amphibians as the dominant land animals.
Date:
25/11/2016

Working with African communities on drought resilience

Working with African communities on drought resilience
Description
Experts at the University of Birmingham are launching an interdisciplinary project called CreativeDrought to prepare rural communities in Africa for possible future drought by combining local knowledge with environmental science.
Date:
23/11/2016

Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line'

Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line'
Description
Train delays due to leaves on the line could be a thing of the past if a prototype developed at the University of Birmingham is adopted by railway networks.
Date:
16/11/2016

€3.64m urban innovation grant awarded

€3.64m urban innovation grant awarded
Description
Dr Peter Lee has worked with Birmingham City Council to secure a three-year, €3.64m grant, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative call.
Date:
10/11/2016

University of Birmingham marks birthday of influential Chinese alumnus

Description
Li Siguang - one of the University of Birmingham's most famous Chinese graduates and a geology pioneer - was born on 26 October 1889.
Date:
26/10/2016
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'Bridging the gap between weather forecasts and climate change projections'

'Bridging the gap between weather forecasts and climate change projections'
Date
10/01/2017
Location:
Biosciences 301
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Adam Scaife, Met. Office Hadley Centre, Exeter - Tuesday 10 January (13:00-14:00), Biosciences room 301

'Urban Morphology and the UNESCO historic urban landscape approach'

Date
08/02/2017
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Falli Palaiologou, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London - Wednesday 8 February (14:00-15:00)
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