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A group of Chinese and American diplomats have met in Washington, DC to discuss US-China relations, security challenges, overseas development and a host of other bilateral and global issues.

Professor Peter Gries of the Manchester #China Institute established the US-China Diplomatic Dialogue in 2007 to generate mutual trust and improve U.S.-China relations. It does this by creating an informal atmosphere in which participating diplomats can establish personal relationships while frankly exchanging their views.
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A University of Manchester study of care provisions for patients diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition, has resulted in improvements in local NHS care, which may form a blueprint for other hospitals.

The condition where cells lining the food pipe grow abnormally, is often linked with acid reflux and, in a small number of patients, can progress to #cancer.
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Local initiatives ranging from a neighbourhood summer fête to bat box building for local children and a scheme tackling social isolation have benefitted from this year’s University of Manchester Community Construction Fund.

The University of Manchester and its main construction partners – Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine – established the £20,000 annual fund to support neighbourhood initiatives in areas closest to the University’s construction sites around Oxford Road and near Owens Park, Wilmslow Road.
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Scientists working at The University of Manchester have shone new light on the Enigma machine used by the German military in World War Two and cracked by Alan Turing and his team of code breakers at Bletchley Park.
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It is exactly 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in December 1948, and to kick off a month of celebrations, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore has visited The University of Manchester.

A group of academics joined Kate, Tony Lloyd MP and Debbie Abrahams MP, to discuss their work on the On Cohesion publication, which examined questions of social cohesion, violent extremism, youth engagement and counter-terrorism in Manchester.
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Politics students at the University of Reading were reportedly told to “take care” when reading an essay by the late political theorist, Norman Geras. The Observer newspaper reported the students were warned about the essay – which was on their reading list – in order not to fall foul of Prevent, the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy.

I worked closely with Geras, who was a professor at The University of Manchester for most of his career. The essay in question – “Our Morals: The Ethics of Revolution” – has a carefully circumscribed justification for political violence in the most extreme circumstances.
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As I write these lines, I tell myself there is no reason to fear. Far-right politics are on the rise globally – yet the universities in Brazil that were recently raided in a clear attack on freedom of expression seem a long way from the UK. This has not prevented, however, my personal and professional selves becoming increasingly entangled as I watched Jair Bolsonaro, one of the most obnoxious figures in Brazilian politics, become the country’s president-elect.
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The Ethiopian ambassador to the United Kingdom, H.E. Dr Hailemichael Aberra Afework, has spent the day at The University of Manchester, exploring the many links between the University and Ethiopia and meeting the first students from Ethiopia to be awarded the university’s Equity and Merit scholarships.

Equity and Merit scholarships reflect the University’s commitment to widening access to higher education, ensuring individuals gain life changing experiences based on equity as well as merit. The scholarships are jointly funded by the University and the generosity of its donors - the University covers tuition fees in full, and the donors pay for students’ living expenses, return international air fares and visas.
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#Manchester has once again been ranked the fifth best UK institution for employability in the Times Higher Education 2018 Global University Employability Rankings.

The ranking also makes us the best university in the country outside of the Oxbridge institutions and leading London Russell group universities. Our overall position globally was 35th.
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Jodrell Bank is releasing audio recordings of a Soviet space mission from fifty years ago, just as the race to the Moon was approaching the finish line.

On November 10th 1968, the Soviet Union launched Zond 6. Its mission was to loop around the Moon and return to Earth safely. Although there was nobody on board, it was planned as a precursor to a crewed flight around the Moon, racing to beat the American’s Apollo 8 whose launch was scheduled for December 1968.
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