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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

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance

Launch of the Centre for Tax Governance
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The Centre for Tax Governance (CETAG), part of the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster, was launched on the 16th June by Professor Penelope Tuck (Department of Accounting, BBS). The CETAG is funded by the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster and CETAG's scope is to combine researchers from accounting and management, law and social policy and focus broadly on accountability and governance of taxation.
Date:
26/06/2015
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Call for incorporation of superdiversity considerations in the ECtHR's jurisprudence

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Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Call for consistent incorporation of superdiversity considerations in the European Court of Human Rights' (non-discrimination) jurisprudence
Date:
07/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Superdiversity: Opportunity or challenge for addressing inequality?

Description
Rachel Humphris (IRiS Associate Researcher) reports on the second Key Concepts roundtable.
Date:
07/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education student wins Critical Writing Prize

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The winning entry for the Critical Writing Prize 2015 has been won by Rebecca Green from the School of Education. Rebecca is a post-graduate student in primary education.
Date:
11/05/2015

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars
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Students from 64 schools in the Midlands region marked themselves as Science and Engineering stars of the future at the prestigious Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event at Cranmore Park on Thursday 30 April 2015. The event featured keynote speaker, Lord Digby Jones, Midlands business and politics figure.
Date:
07/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students, Teaching
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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

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?
Description
Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. Last week I was in Panama City to deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Latin American seminar on good practices in municipal management. My topic was the challenges of sub-national governance in the region, after thirty years during which local political democracy has gradually become the norm, accompanied by a growing share of fiscal revenue devolved to local government.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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