College of Social Sciences (CoSS)

The College of Social Sciences brings together over 360 academics (including 86 professors) and 264 professional staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Around 25% of our staff are international and combined with over 42,500 global alumni representing over 185 countries, our work impacts all areas of society grounded in the key disciplines of business, economics, education, government and society, and social policy.

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Birmingham Business School

Posted 27 April 2016

Manufacturing in Greater Birmingham – is it pulling its weight?

Our first guest blog from Patrick Willcocks, policy commentator focused on cities and their economic and environmental policy issues (UrbanPivot); a teaching fellow at the UoB Business school focusing on Europe and regional development and a private consultant working on EU funding and policy.

Posted 26 April 2016

Event report - The Migration and Entrepreneurship International Conference

Read a summary of the Migration and Entrepreneurship International Conference, which was held at the University of Birmingham on the 14 of April 2016. The event was sponsored by DiasporaLink and the European Commission and organised by the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Birmingham Business School in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS).

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School of Government and Society

Posted 29 April 2016

Insight: Everyone's waiting for the first drone disaster

GIVEN the collision at Heathrow and the potential for aerial terrorism, have regulators been caught napping on policing the skies, asks Dani Garavelli. Professor David Hastings Dunn, head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Birmingham University, believes it is only a matter of time before terrorists will be strapping explosives to drones, allowing them to by-pass security systems and carry out attacks on open-air events.

Posted 29 April 2016

"Brexit" Attacks President Obama...and Avoids the Issues

One might be surprised that a prominent British politician would begin a comment about US President Barack Obama with a historical lie. One might not foresee an ethnic slur against the American leader. But that is exactly what happened last week when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, used The Sun newspaper as a platform to denounce Obama's visit to Britain

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School of Social Policy

Posted 27 April 2016

The Inaugural IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement

Professor Jon Glasby, who is a member of the Frailty Working Group, was part of the group involved in producing an international expert paper on 'reablement and frailty' for the recent IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement.

Posted 26 April 2016

Hospital Management Conference

HSMC's Professor Russell Mannion has been invited to give the opening plenary address at the Inaugural International Conference on Hospital Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka in November 2016

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