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Fasten your seat belts ... or rather, why are there no seats belts on trains?

Fasten your seat belts ... or rather, why are there no seats belts on trains?
Date
24/10/2018
Description
Professor Jack will give his inaugural lecture on the 24 October. He will be speaking about his background in the rail industry and in particular his interest and responsibilities for research which led him to fronting up the GB rail industry's decision not to install seat belts on trains.

Teachers STEM Outreach Fair

Date
15/11/2018
Description
An evening event for local teachers displaying the STEM Outreach opportunities from the at the University of Birmingham. Thursday 15th November 2018 (16:30-19:00).
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University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train

University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop  HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train
Description
The UK's first hydrogen powered train will be created following a new joint initiative between the University of Birmingham's Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education ('BCRRE') and Porterbrook.

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering
Description
The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon, have celebrated the start of development of a new School of Engineering building.

Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics

Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics
Description
Feature article on the life and career of Nigel Cassidy, Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering, who recently delivered his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics'

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences
Description
The University of Birmingham has been awarded a slice of £5.5 million funding for a project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

A new home for the School of Engineering

A new home for the School of Engineering
Description
The University of Birmingham is embarking on a new ambitious building project in partnership with Willmott Dixon, which will deliver a new home for the University of Birmingham's School of Engineering.

The William E Lardner Award in Civil Engineering

Description
Civil Engineering at Birmingham is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Mr Lardner, it is able to offer the highly prestigious Mr William E Lardner award for the 2018/19 session.

Civil Engineering at Birmingham 2018 NSS results

Description
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham receives excellent ratings in the 2018 National Student Survey results.

Birmingham engineer makes global impact in train design and maintenance

Birmingham engineer makes global impact in train design and maintenance
Description
University of Birmingham engineering expert Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen has been appointed to a key role with an international working group that aims to make railways around the globe more eco-friendly.

Birmingham engineer makes a global impact in train design and maintenance

Description
The engineering scientist, Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen, in the School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham has been appointed as the UK principal scientist for the working group on recycling of rolling stocks of International (ISO) Standard Committee; and recently hosted 'International Expert Meeting on Recycling of Rolling Stocks' at The University in late May 2018.

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers
Description
The Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) has unveiled the U.K.'s first fully operating hydrogen train at Rail Live 2018, an annual event that brings the entire industry together to showcase UK rail expertise.

Birmingham Professor wins Overall Winner Award at Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards 2018

Birmingham Professor wins Overall Winner Award at Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards 2018
Description
On Wednesday 9 May, Nicole Metje, Professor of Infrastructure Monitoring at the University of Birmingham, picked up the Overall Winner and Studies & Research Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Awards 2018.

New scholarship released for Malaysian postgraduate engineering students

Description
After a generous donation from a University of Birmingham alumni we are delighted to announce the T.E.H. Scholarship, a new postgraduate award for 2018 entry.
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