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People smuggling 'boosted not broken' by Europe migration policy

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European governments have contributed to the European 'migration crisis' by blaming people smugglers, rather than conflict, for increased migration to Europe. The failure to open up safe and legal routes to protection and the focus on border security has actually driven demand for the smugglers, a major new academic research project concludes today.
Date:
03/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Pupils revive dying art of letter writing by saying: "Thank you"

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Harry Potter author J K Rowling, footballer Lionel Messi and actress Angelina Jolie featured among the public figures singled out for thanks in a school letter-writing competition run by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
17/10/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Eminent Indian statesman delivers high-profile talk at Birmingham

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One of India's most eminent political and diplomatic figures will deliver a high-profile lecture on the future of UK-India relations at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/10/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services, Social Sciences

UN Summit to hear new research on Mediterranean boat migration

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Participants at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants will this week hear the findings of a ground-breaking research project, which identifies why refugees and migrants left their home countries to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Once Bitten Twice Shy' say Lib Dems on possibility of Future Coalition

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An academic study published at the University of Birmingham today finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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