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Student profile: Viliana Dzhartova, BSc International Business with French

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Viliana graduated with BSc International Business with French in 2013 and is now an Associate for Ashoka; the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide.
Date:
14/07/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students

Female Entrepreneurship: Gearing Up For Business Growth

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'Female Entrepreneurship: Gearing Up For Business Growth' workshop in Birmingham looks at the key issues faced by female entrepreneurs.
Date:
10/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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International Network for Research on Asset Policies (INRAP)

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We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative – The International Network for Research on Asset Policies (INRAP) – which aims to bring together for the first time, academics, policymakers, research centres and networks, working within the broad area of 'asset-based' policies.
Date:
10/07/2014

The essence of community hospitals

The essence of community hospitals
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The statement from Simon Stevens about the role of small hospitals in the NHS is welcome, and unexpected. Those communities who are actively campaigning to keep their valued local hospitals are stopped in their tracks. Can this be right – does the NHS have room now for community hospitals as part of its infrastructure? A clear message from the CEO of the NHS would suggest so.
Date:
10/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award
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The University of Birmingham has won the Outstanding International Strategy Award in the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). The award honours Birmingham's bold approach to secure its position in Brazil as the UK higher education institute (HEI) partner of choice.
Date:
18/06/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, International, Research

Problem behaviour in children is not always a mental disorder

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Julie Allan discusses the growing trend of psychopathogisation, where certain behaviours by children are being judged as evidence of mental disorders and used to justify an official diagnosis which may be treated with drugs
Date:
11/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching
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Blog: What happened to the NOC councils after the May elections: a moan and a puff

Blog: What happened to the NOC councils after the May elections: a moan and a puff
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Written by Chris Game. 'Five Days in May': the time it took in 1940 for Churchill to manoeuvre the War Cabinet into a five-year World War, in 2010 to form Britain's first post-war peacetime coalition – and in 2014 for Tower Hamlets LBC to announce its local election results. OK, I've exaggerated – it was actually 119 hours after the polls closed, so only 4.96 days, but still not good, even discounting the malpractice allegations.
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Field Study to Istanbul: Turkish delight for IDD students

Field Study to Istanbul: Turkish delight for IDD students
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This April more than 30 IDD masters students flew to Istanbul, Turkey, to participate in a field study organised with the help of IDD alumnus Dr Ali Ercan Ozgur, founder of IDEMA consulting. During this five-day study programme, more than fourteen speakers and nine host organizations shared their experience of government systems, business and public administration with the group.
Date:
27/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
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