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University of Birmingham to have academic ties in India

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is looking to wards developing its scholarly ties in India through different coordinated efforts. “We are contacting Delhi University to mutually convey a Master’s module on security. An essential viewpoint is that we are likewise connecting with DU employees. DU’s Young Faculty Development Program furnishes staff with a chance to embrace further learns at Birmingham,” said ... Read More »

University of Birmingham awarded £80 million for quantum physics project

University of Birmingham

Financing will go towards chip away at quantum sensors which could be utilized for a plenty of assignments from mapping underground pipework to helping examination into dementia. Researchers at the University of Birmingham have been recompensed £80 million to store a quantum physical science venture they are prompting create momentous engineering. The subsidizing will go towards chip away at quantum ... Read More »

Lord Bilimoria new chancellor of University of Birmingham

Lord Karan Bilimoria

The University of Birmingham has appointed India-born businessman Lord Karan Bilimoria as its new chancellor, the university announced on Monday. Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, the India-born founder of Cobra Beer, will take up his role at an Installation Ceremony in July, making him the seventh University of Birmingham chancellor, the university said in a release. He follows in the ... Read More »

More than 43,000 animals used in university’s labs

Mice

New figures show 40,870 mice, 1,480 rats, 1,220 fish and 90 amphibians were used in the university’s laboratories in 2013 More than 43,000 animals, including mice and rats, were used for research in University of Birmingham labs last year. Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show 40,870 mice, 1,480 rats, 1,220 fish and 90 amphibians were used in ... Read More »

University of Birmingham professor launches city science festival

University of Birmingham

TV presenter and anatomist Alice Roberts teamed up with ‘Nao’ the programmable robot to launch the British Science Festival at the Library of Birmingham. The Festival, which runs from 6 to 11 September at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston, forms part of Birmingham Year of Science 2014, a city council programme aimed at showcasing successes in the fields of ... Read More »

Universities give £4.5bn boost to local economy

University of Birmingham

West Midland universities boost the economy by more than £4.5 billion a year, according to new figures. Research from Universities UK shows the likes of the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University and Aston University helped to generate £2.6 billion towards other industries. The report set out to reveal the growing impact of higher education on the regional economy, with ... Read More »

Birmingham University agrees to pay all staff the Living Wage

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has announced that staff will now all be paid the Living Wage. The announcement was made on 5 March via Twitter and in an email to all staff from Adam Tickell, provost and vice principal. Tickell said: “The university and the branch executives of Unison and Unite are pleased to report that the current dispute over ... Read More »

Birmingham’s universities employ more than 10,000 people

University of Birmingham

Academic institutions now among city’s major employers, new study finds Universities in Birmingham are now employing more than 10,000 people, making the sector one of the most significant in the city. Latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that employment at Birmingham’s universities is booming, with the three major institutions – Aston University, Birmingham City University and ... Read More »

New Vice-Chancellor appointed by Nottingham Trent University

Professor Edward Peck

Nottingham Trent University has confirmed the appointment of Professor Edward Peck as its new Vice-Chancellor.  Professor Peck – who joins from the University of Birmingham where he is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences – will take up the post from August 2014. He succeeds Professor Neil Gorman who is set to retire at the end of ... Read More »

Some university bosses ‘had 8% pay rise’ last year

Universities

Bosses at some prominent universities had pay rises of over 8%, or £22,000, last year, new figures suggest. Analysis of vice-chancellor pay at 19 Russell Group institutions show an average salary of £293,000 in 2012-13. The figures from Times Higher Education magazine, reveal much higher rises for university top brass than the 1% agreed that year for rank-and-file staff. Sally ... Read More »

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