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Recipient of Tullow Scholarship discusses her time studying at Birmingham Business School

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Irene Onyango studied the MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics programme with help from the Tullow Scholarship scheme.
Date:
21/07/2014
Categories:
International, Social Sciences, Students

Business School Advisory Board member, Lord Bilimoria, installed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

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Lord Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer and member of the Birmingham Business School Advisory Board, has been installed as the University's seventh Chancellor during an official ceremony held at the University.
Date:
18/07/2014
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University of Birmingham wins Outstanding International Strategy

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Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
10/07/2014
Categories:
International, Social Sciences

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
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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: A view from Barnet's Chris Naylor: how the class of 2014 are responding to perma-austerity

Blog: A view from Barnet's Chris Naylor: how the class of 2014 are responding to perma-austerity
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Written by Chris Naylor. Two weeks ago I gave the lunchtime pep talk to a dozen young hopeful students each vying for a coveted place on Barnet's graduate programme. Furiously clever, ambitious for Barnet and public services more generally – I didn't envy those with the task of making a final selection. Like the alumni who have come through the Council's programme before them, many of whom a decade on, as senior managers, continue to make a profound contribution to the success of the borough, the Class of '14 will truly be the 21st Century Public Servants.
Date:
15/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: How can the 21st century public servant survive an era of perma-austerity?

Blog: How can the 21st century public servant survive an era of perma-austerity?
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Written by Catherine Mangan. We are launching the first theme from our 21st Century Public Servant project – the need to survive a seemingly unending period of austerity – to coincide with the Local Government Association conference, where austerity is a central theme. Our research with local government and other public service delivery organisations found that 'perma-austerity' is both inhibiting and catalysing change, as organisations struggle to balance short-term cost-cutting and redundancies with a strategic vision for change.
Date:
14/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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