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€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

Going with the flow; adaptation and resilience in flood risk management

Going with the flow; adaptation and resilience in flood risk management
Description
In a recent Birmingham Brief article, Simon Dixon considers the flood resilience agenda in light of a government report due to be launched in the coming weeks. He also reflects on the work being done at the University of Birmingham to help inform the wider debate on flood resilience.
Date:
13/10/2016

University of Birmingham establishes the first UNESCO Chair in Water Science

University of Birmingham establishes the first UNESCO Chair in Water Science
Description
The University of Birmingham has been invited by UNESCO's Director General to join its prestigious global universities network and establish the first ever UNESCO Chair in Water Science.
Date:
03/10/2016

The effects of climate change on global crop yields

The effects of climate change on global crop yields
Description
A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world's three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.
Date:
20/09/2016

Young videomakers compete to help solve global resources problem

Young videomakers compete to help solve global resources problem
Description
Children and young people can play their part in helping to secure future supplies of food, water and energy in Brazil with the launch of an exciting new global video competition.
Date:
19/09/2016

UAV atmospheric Sampling in South Atlantic wins UK engineering prize

UAV atmospheric Sampling in South Atlantic wins UK engineering prize
Description
Dr Rick Thomas and Professor Rob MacKenzie have won a Collaborate To Innovate UK engineering award together with their NERC-funded academic partners from the University of Bristol and Royal Holloway, University of London.
Date:
12/09/2016

Youth mapping project instigates change in Delhi communities

Youth mapping project instigates change in Delhi communities
Description
Children and young people in Delhi have helped to design an innovative smartphone app as part of a research project that is helping to change lives in their communities.
Date:
07/09/2016
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