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Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future

Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future
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A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands is launching today. The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) will assess the impact of raised carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on whole forest ecosystems by artificially raising the CO2 level around patches of mature woodland.
Date:
03/04/2017

School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017

School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017
Description
Teams in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences are finalists in the Most Innovative Collaboration category of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition 2017.
Date:
27/03/2017

Voting open as young video makers compete to support Brazil in solving resources problems

Voting open as young video makers compete to support Brazil in solving resources problems
Description
People around the world can vote in an exciting global video competition that is helping children and young people play their part in helping to secure future supplies of food, water and energy in Brazil.
Date:
21/03/2017

International partnership seeks to foster urban resilience

International partnership seeks to foster urban resilience
Description
The University of Birmingham is a partner in a €1.9m international collaborative project which seeks solutions to enable Europe's shrinking cities to adapt, transform and thrive in the face of dramatically changing circumstances.
Date:
14/03/2017

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition
Description
Artists around the world have the opportunity to have their work included in a major new exhibition that focuses on Caribbean people and their creativity in the face of poverty, inequality and violence.
Date:
03/03/2017

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
Description
Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.
Date:
01/03/2017

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work
Description
A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.
Date:
20/02/2017

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017
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Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
09/09/2017
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
14/10/2017
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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