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The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at Birmingham has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At the University of Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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Volunteers gather at a beach, to clean up plastic litter at a Lagos beach. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

Pan-African research networks are needed to manage continent’s plastic pollution threat

African government and international funding partners should focus on building laboratories in different parts of Africa to support plastic pollution research.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir via Getty Images

Diabetes targets would cost more but the impact would be worth it: here’s how

Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
The militarisation of the Zimbabwean government raises serious questions about who really wields political power - President Emmerson Mnangagwa or army leaders. Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images

Shadow states are the biggest threat to democracy in Africa: fresh reports detail how

The extent of democracy capture varies markedly between countries. It’s much higher in states such as Zimbabwe, where the government has never changed hands.
Petugas memeriksa berkas pelamar calon jaksa yang ikut Seleksi Kompetensi Dasar (SKD) di Badan Kepegawaian Negara (BKN) Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, 2 September 2021. ANTARA FOTO/Jessica Helena Wuysang/aww

Syarat berat badan dalam seleksi calon jaksa: diskriminasi yang harus diakhiri

Cukup mengejutkan bahwa sebuah institusi hukum publik seperti Kejaksaan memberikan secara eksplisit adanya BMI sebagai persyaratan rekrutmen.
Orange flags fly representing children who died while attending Indian residential schools in Canada, at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, on July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

When ‘good intentions’ don’t matter: The Indian Residential School system

Variations on the myth of “good intentions” are invoked as a tool against the truth that the legacy of the IRS tells. Here’s why that needs to stop.

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