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 07 October 2015

China and 'the New Different'

With the Chinese economy hitting tough times, Your e-network speaks to Professor David Dickinson, Director of the Birmingham Business School China research cluster, to get his views on the current situation.

Posted 23 September 2015

City-REDI for a Combined Authority

On 17 September the launch of the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) took place with members of local universities, councils, representatives from the Local Education Partnerships (LEP's) and the Chamber of Commerce coming together to debate and define the challenges that City-REDI will help the Combined Authority tackle.

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School of Education

Posted 19 August 2015

University of Birmingham School welcomes new Sixth Formers

Enrolment for the first ever places at a pioneering new school's Sixth Form begins tomorrow, as students across Birmingham receive their GCSE results. The University of Birmingham School will open its doors for the first time to prospective Sixth Form students who have met the entry criteria.

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School of Government and Society

Posted 30 September 2015

IDD Impact case studies 2015

Research by IDD academics ranked in top 20 examples of UK research contributing to global development

Posted 30 September 2015

Britain & Beyond Feature: How Dangerous are Drones to Aircraft?

Questions have arisen over the safety of drone flights after a series of near-misses with aircraft in Britain. Ray Mann, a specialist on aerial systems, and David Dunn of the University of Birmingham join BBC West Midlands Radio to discuss the possible threat, as the US says there have been 700 near-misses in America in the past year.

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School of Social Policy

Posted 29 September 2015

Jenny Phillimore gives radio interview in Melbourne

On a recent visit to Melbourne, Australia, Professor Jenny Phillimore was a guest on the radio show 'Up Close' on the subject of 'Superdiversity: Policy challenges in an age of unprecedented migration'.

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