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University of Birmingham won Spotlight Award in the Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) 2018

BIRMINGHAM, 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has won a Spotlight Award in the Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) 2018 – recognising its ‘exemplary vision for achieving teaching excellence across the whole institution’. The award commends the University for … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: Professor Laura Green OBE appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

BIRMINGHAM, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Professor Laura Green OBE has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Professor Green, who will join the University … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: ground-breaking research will be conducted into the very early stages of the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

A thousand people are needed for ground-breaking research being carried out by the University of Birmingham into an incurable lung condition. BIRMINGHAM, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Supported by the British Lung Foundation, Dr Elizabeth Sapey and Professor Robert Stockley, will be … Read the full press release

Dr Emmanouela Gbandi appointed as the Solving Kids’ Cancer Senior Trials Coordinator for Neuroblastoma at the University of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly. BIRMINGHAM, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first dedicated position focusing on … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham data science experts partner with Chengdu’s West China Hospital to improve understanding of the aetiology of diseases

University of Birmingham data science experts today signed an agreement to join forces with one of China’s best and biggest hospitals to gather, organise and analyse patient information under related laws and regulations from both countries and help improve healthcare … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and University of Birmingham scientists discovered the role of one of the crucial proteins responsible for allowing HPV to infect cells

LEEDS, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New drugs in the early stages of development by pharmaceutical companies could have an extra benefit – the ability to cancel out HPV virus, which can cause cervical cancer and skin conditions. Scientists at the … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter to become part of The Alan Turing Institute

LONDON, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We are delighted to announce that two universities—the University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter— are set to become part of The Alan Turing Institute. They will join our network of university partners, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham Professor James Arthur awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours

University of Birmingham academic Professor James Arthur has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to character and values education. BIRMINGHAM, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — University alumni Andrew Ready, a leading surgeon, and Sabrina Francis, a … Read the full press release

New research challenge the interpretation of data suggesting that wild gorillas acquire food cleaning primarily by learning from others

BIRMINGHAM, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Tübingen and University of St. Andrews have suggested that gorillas are capable of learning food cleaning behaviours without having to witness it in others first. Though the authors … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham explores intergenerational relationships within families

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fears of inter-generational tension between young and old are unfounded, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham say that social, economic and demographic factors are generally pushing UK families together, rather than … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham with Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has been awarded a Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Student satisfaction with the quality of teaching and progression of graduates to highly skilled employment or further study were … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: Claude Monet and Henri Matisse paintings on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Beautiful landscape paintings by two of the most important artists of the last 150 years are being welcomed into the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer. A stunning early oil painting by … Read the full press release

China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) visited the University of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A senior delegation from the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China visited the University of Birmingham to explore collaboration in energy storage and other energy technologies. One of the top five power generators in China … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham hosts ChemEngDayUK 2017

BIRMINGHAM, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chemical engineering experts from across the UK and beyond headed to the University of Birmingham today to discuss research innovations that could help to shape a better world. The University is hosting ChemEngDayUK 2017 – a … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) form joint centre for mechanical energy storage technologies

BIRMINGHAM, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics (IET) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to form a joint centre for mechanical energy storage technologies. The agreement marks the start of … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham and Sports Authority of India (SAI) to help improve the sporting performance of India’s athletes

BIRMINGHAM, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ —The University of Birmingham and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have signed a new agreement to work together and help improve the sporting performance of India’s athletes. Sports experts at Birmingham will work with SAI … Read the full press release

Upper Austrian Regional Government delegates on a visit to University of Birmingham’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Materials Processing

A group of government research experts from Austria visited the University of Birmingham today to learn more about its hi-tech engineering expertise. BIRMINGHAM, 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Delegates from  the Upper Austrian Regional Government learned more about the University’s expertise in … Read the full press release

Bordesley Green Girls School and University of Birmingham particle physicist Professor Cristina Lazzeroni discovered bright sparks via the HiSPARC project

The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at ‘A’ Level has been shown to boost girls’ potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a … Read the full press release

New research shows how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations. 90 participants were tested across four experiments, and asked to … Read the full press release

Research shows the possibility to prevent incurable type of blood cancer from developing with early medical intervention

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma. They discovered that changes in the bone marrow needed for … Read the full press release

British actor Tamsin Greig received an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham

CITY, Country, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — British actor Tamsin Greig has received an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham. The award-winning stage, film, television and radio actor joined other honorary graduates and more than 5,000 students collecting their degrees this … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham research shows that children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families. Large-scale migration sees millions of Chinese families … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham student Arash Hussain joins the British diplomatic team in Brazil as part of the University’s Global Challenge Internship Programme

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Birmingham student is joining the British diplomatic team in Brazil after securing a sought-after internship with the UK’s representatives in São Paulo. International relations student Arash Hussain won the opportunity to spend 12 … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham partnered with Babington Apprenticeships Ltd to recruit and train apprentices

BIRMINGHAM, 17-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has today (Thursday) launched an apprenticeship scheme to create new opportunities for on-the-job training in a range of fields. The first 11 apprenticeships are now being advertised, including studio production, IT support, … Read the full press release

Influential business leaders in Singapore to help University of Birmingham develop new research and business partnerships across South East Asia

BIRMINGHAM, UK, 16-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Influential business leaders in Singapore have joined forces to help the University of Birmingham develop new research opportunities and business partnerships across South East Asia. Members of the Singapore Advisory Group met for the first … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham study links periodontitis to higher mortality rate in patients with chronic kidney disease

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease patients and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone. The research, published in … Read the full press release

Very small reductions in kidney function linked to subtle heart and blood vessel damage – University of Birmingham research

BIRMINGHAM, 18-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Very small reductions in kidney function are directly linked to subtle heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This shows for the … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham calls on British government to establish a lead department with responsibility for clean-cold technology

BIRMINGHAM, 3-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The British government is today being urged to take the lead on developing new clean-cold technologies amid concerns that worldwide demand for cooling and refrigeration will overtake heating by 2060. Experts from the University of … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham will now offer a number of its postgraduate distance learning courses through its online learning platform

BIRMINGHAM, 22-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham is expanding its global academic borders with the announcement that it will now be offering a number of its postgraduate distance learning courses through its online learning platform. These comprehensive courses … Read the full press release