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

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

University of Birmingham Celebrates Partnerships with Business

Description
In recognition of the positive impact of University of Birmingham's partnerships with business, Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, hosted an evening reception at his private residence to celebrate the University of Birmingham's successful business partnerships and emphasise the University's crucial role in supporting business growth in the region.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Research
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Ten Reasons Why People Should Pay Inheritance Tax

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At the recent TEDX event at the University of Birmingham, CHASM's Karen Rowlingson, gave a presentation on 'Ten Reasons Why People Should Pay Inheritance Tax'.
Date:
01/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Dialogue on intersectionality and superdiversity

Description
Rachel Humphris (IRiS Associate Researcher) reports on the first roundtable of the IRiS Key Concepts Roundtable Series.
Date:
28/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children

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Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi
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A project team at the School of Education, has recently been awarded approximately £500,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to investigate ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers and to increase the quality of early childhood development and education provision for young children with disabilities in Malawi.
Date:
19/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission
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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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
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