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 04 May 2016

European Commissioner Replies to Letter from POLSIS students

The European Commissioner for Social Policy replied to letter in which students of the POLSIS module Institutions, Politics and Policies of the EU explained their views on the future of European integration in social policy.

Posted 29 April 2016

New voluntary work placements at the ICCS

The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) is inviting applications for short term voluntary placements over the summer 2016.

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School of Social Policy

Posted 03 May 2016

BBC Four World at One

IRiS research Dr Nando Sigona interviewd by BBC World at One about the situation of lone refugee children in the EU.

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.

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