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University of Birmingham welcomes Diwali fun in city centre

University of Birmingham welcomes Diwali fun in city centre
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The University of Birmingham has congratulated West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) on leading celebrations to mark Diwali in the city, as India continues to commemorate its 70th anniversary of independence.
Date:
16/10/2017

Catalonia: more than 2 million vote for independence despite Spanish crackdown

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Despite attempts by Spanish authorities and security service to block Sunday's independence referendum, more than 2.2 million of 5.3 million registered voters – a turnout of almost 43 per cent – cast ballots that could be tallied, according to Catalonia's officials.
Date:
05/10/2017

Catalonia: more than 2 million vote for independence despite Spanish crackdown

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Despite attempts by Spanish authorities and security service to block Sunday's independence referendum, more than 2.2 million of 5.3 million registered voters – a turnout of almost 43 per cent – cast ballots that could be tallied, according to Catalonia's officials.
Date:
05/10/2017

Birmingham gravitational waves team welcomes 2017 Nobel Prize

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Astrophysics experts from the University of Birmingham have welcomed the award of the 2017 Nobel prize in physics to a trio of gravitational wave science pioneers.
Date:
03/10/2017

Turin Showcase for Birmingham Research

Turin Showcase for Birmingham Research
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Birmingham academics main speakers at "International Public Procurement: comparing the EU and the US. The case of military procurement"
Date:
29/09/2017

University of Birmingham welcomes Indian music superstar

University of Birmingham welcomes Indian music superstar
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Indian music superstar Hans Raj Hans visited the University of Birmingham and found out more about University life when he met students from India.
Date:
28/09/2017

University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress

University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress
Description
The world's first international congress dedicated to clean cold will see academic experts join leaders from industry and government to map a global response to ever-increasing global demands for cooling.
Date:
18/09/2017

Birmingham hosts Brazilian university delegation following funding success

Birmingham hosts Brazilian university delegation following funding success
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Researchers and staff at the University of Birmingham welcomed a delegation of senior colleagues from a leading Brazilian university to further strengthen ties between the two institutions.
Date:
16/09/2017

Ninagawa Shakespeare Memorial Symposium at the Embassy of Japan in UK

Ninagawa Shakespeare Memorial Symposium at the Embassy of Japan in UK
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A world-renowned expert from the University Of Birmingham is taking part in a special symposium on the internationally-acclaimed Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa, with a focus on his unique Shakespeare productions.
Date:
13/09/2017

Late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children in China

Late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children in China
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that Chinese children who go to bed later and sleep less are more likely to be more overweight.
Date:
11/09/2017
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