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GVC Seminar Series podcast: Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains

GVC Seminar Series podcast: Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains
Description
As part of the Global Value Chains Seminar Series, Professor Raphael Kaplinsky delivered a guest lecture entitled 'Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains' on Thursday 12 March.
Date:
30/06/2015

Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs

Birmingham 'enterprise belt' research is creating 96,000 jobs
Description
A recent impact case study by Professor John Bryson has been published on the ESRC website. The study focuses on an 'enterprise belt' surrounding Greater Birmingham that is helping to create 96,000 new jobs that will add £14 billion to the economy.
Date:
29/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

Description
The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Networking Event Sparks Ideas for new Collaborations

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group held a successful first ideas and networking lunch on 9th June. The report from the event will outline how actions identified in the three workshops can be taken forward in the new work programme.
Date:
18/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Dr Chris Szwed awarded National Teaching Fellowship

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Dr Chris Szwed, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA); the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
Date:
17/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

School of Education hosts very successful Teach Meet event

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The School of Education welcomes 200 teachers and other education colleagues to a 'Teach Meet' event.
Date:
11/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Syria's opposition is trapped in a life-threatening fuel crisis

Syria's opposition is trapped in a life-threatening fuel crisis
Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas. With both Islamic State and Assad cutting off its fuel supplies, the Syrian opposition is struggling to survive.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham academics present research findings in Parliament

Birmingham academics present research findings in Parliament
Description
Leading academics from the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security presented findings from their research project on 'The Political Effects of UAVs' to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones.
Date:
19/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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