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Why the West Midlands is an electoral barometer for the country as a whole

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Written by Professor David Cutts, Professor of Political Science. Theresa May's visit to Wolverhampton last Saturday spoke volumes about the Conservatives emerging electoral strategy. Following their high-profile Mayoral win in the West Midlands and a strong local election performance across the rest of the country, the question is increasingly not whether May remains Prime Minister, but just how big a majority over Labour the Conservatives will get.
Date:
11/05/2017

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds
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A new report by academics at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham has found the urgency created by significant immigration is helping drive innovations and solutions around affordable housing that would have otherwise taken many more years – which will be of considerable use in tackling the wider housing crisis.
Date:
10/05/2017

Communicating World Heritage - Call for Papers

Communicating World Heritage - Call for Papers
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Communicating World Heritage, a joint conference organised by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and World Heritage UK.
Date:
10/05/2017

Professor discusses how we should understand mental health in inaugural lecture

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The College of Social Sciences were delighted to welcome over 60 guests to the inaugural lecture of Professor Jerry Tew, Professor of Mental Health and Social Work. Taking place on Wednesday 3 May, the talk discussed the current disease model used in mental health treatment, and a shift to a more context-based approach.
Date:
08/05/2017

Research examines educational provision for those with autism in Qatar

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Dr Guldberg has been commissioned by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, to examine current access to and quality of education provided to individuals with autism in Qatar.
Date:
05/05/2017

Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives' election slogan

Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives' election slogan
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Why is the PM constantly repeating this phrase and what impact is it really having on her campaign?
Date:
04/05/2017

Inaugural Lecture Podcast: Sustainable development: Accounting and the citizen

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For his inaugural lecture, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability Ian Thomson presented the concept of citizen accounting, audit and accountability for sustainable transformation
Date:
04/05/2017

Fudan University President visits Birmingham to talk research

Fudan University President visits Birmingham to talk research
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The President of Fudan University, in China, visited the University of Birmingham to explore potential for working together on future research, as well as student and staff exchange.
Date:
04/05/2017

How can Northern Ireland tackle its growing list of challenges?

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Dawn Walsh considers the role of independent commissions in promoting power-sharing in Northern Ireland.
Date:
04/05/2017

The law of state aid/subsidy/nondiscrimination disciplines and national tax regimes in the EU and the WTO

The law of state aid/subsidy/nondiscrimination disciplines and national tax regimes in the EU and the WTO
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Dr Luca Rubini is to give two specialized sessions at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute in Florence.
Date:
03/05/2017
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