Encouraging the next generation of railway engineers

One of the hottest topics in the rail industry is the ‘skills gap’ and how we can inspire the next generation, from all backgrounds, to consider a career in rail engineering.

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TRAIN Rig reopening and ‘Train Aerodynamics’ book launch

Wednesday 19th June saw the much anticipated formal reopening of the University of Birmingham Transient Aerodynamic Investigation (TRAIN) rig facility following a £1.5 million upgrade as part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) project. A special event was held at the Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland to celebrate the occasion, drawing … Continue reading “TRAIN Rig reopening and ‘Train Aerodynamics’ book launch”

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23rd European Study Tour

In it’s 23rd year, Joy Grey, Education Liaison Officer, and Dr Charles Watson, Teaching Fellow, led a week-long study tour covering Holland, Germany, Austria, and Poland. It’s an opportunity for students to find out more about the world of railways outside of the classroom. Here, MSc Railway System Engineering and Integration (RSEI) students write about … Continue reading “23rd European Study Tour”

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Africa Rail

Last week, Professor Clive Roberts and Dr Marcelo Blumenfeld attended the Africa Rail conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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BCRRE student wins commercialisation prize

BCRRE PhD student, Tingyu Xin has won the Ronjon Nag Commercialisation Prize to enable her to further her current railway research and explore market application.

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European Rail Clusters Initiative

Eli Rees-King discusses the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI) and how it is helping SMEs.

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European Study Tour: A World of Railways

Between 11 and 19 May 2019, students and staff from Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education attended the annual European Study Tour.

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Supporting SMEs through DIGI-RAIL

What is DIGI-RAIL and how can SMEs benefit? Dr Al-Amin Dabo, Business Engagement Manager explains…

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The Big Bang Fair!

The Big Bang Fair is one of the biggest STEM fairs in the country, attended by vast numbers of young people who come to see the extensive array of demonstrators and exhibitors. This year, along with Network Rail, engineering giants such as Shell, HS2 and Network Rail, as well as all three branches of the … Continue reading “The Big Bang Fair!”

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