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High Speed Rail: Education Interchange 2020

Date
14 - 15/12/2020
Description
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high speed line in Japan. The University of Birmingham is marking this historic occasion by holding an international conference on High Speed Rail.
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MP Eddie Hughes visits UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing

Description
MP Eddie Hughes visited UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing last week.

Visiting University Professor of Innovation awarded with a CBE!

Visiting University Professor of Innovation awarded with a CBE!
Description
Visiting Professor of Innovation from Royal Academy of Engineers, Professor John Nolan presented with a CBE in the New Year's Honours List "for services to structural engineering and the construction industry".

Successes at the ICE West Midlands Awards

Successes at the ICE West Midlands Awards
Description
Professor Nicole Metje (and colleagues) and former student Becky Drew from the School of Engineering celebrate joint successes at the ICE West Midlands Awards!

Civil Engineering at Birmingham 2019 NSS results

Description
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham receives excellent ratings in the 2019 National Student Survey results.

Civil Engineering at Birmingham rises into the top ten in the 2020 Guardian University Rankings

Description
Guardian University Rankings 2020 - This high ranking in the Guardian University Guide comes after our excellent ranking in the National Student Survey.

Mainline Testing of UK's First Hydrogen Train Gets Green Light

Mainline Testing of UK's First Hydrogen Train Gets Green Light
Description
Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham's Centre for Railway Research and Education today announce that the UK's first hydrogen train will be tested on the mainline railway following a successful proof-of-concept.

Super Cube Challenge 2019

Description
The School of Engineering recently hosted Super Cube, a competition between groups of full-time students on the Geotechnical Engineering Masters degree programme.

Student's response to Guardian news feature branding concrete as "one of the most dangerous materials on the planet"

Description
Callum White, a fourth year student from the School of Engineering has recently related his final year research project to the Guardian newspaper in an article featured during Concrete Week.

Birmingham Scientists take their research to Parliament!

Birmingham Scientists take their research to Parliament!
Description
Dr Anjana Kothandaraman and Khadijat Olorunlambe recently attended Parliament to present their engineering research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN.

Seawater wins Impact Award!

Description
Professor Philip Davies, a Professorial Research Fellow at the School of Engineering has been recognised for his revolutionary research into seawater greenhouses that has enabled food to be grown sustainably in arid world regions.

Nine Highly Cited Researchers at University of Birmingham named in global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

Nine Highly Cited Researchers at University of Birmingham named in global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List
Description
A global list of the most highly cited researchers has found eight University of Birmingham academics to be amongst the most influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe.

First University of Birmingham-SMRT rail students complete studies in Singapore.

First University of Birmingham-SMRT rail students complete studies in Singapore.
Description
The first students have completed their studies as part of a unique railway education partnership between the University of Birmingham and Singapore's public transport services provider SMRT.
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