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Economics at Birmingham ranked in top 6 for research intensity in recent REF

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The commitment to research that exists within Economics has been underlined by the results of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 exercise, with the Department ranked 6th out of 28 institutions on research intensity.
Date:
15/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists
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The Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is one of only 21 across the UK to be accredited by the ESRC. It has 22 ESRC scholarships to fund doctoral research starting in 2015.
Date:
14/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Is it fair to ask volunteers to run library services?

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Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), John Mohan, appeared on the Mark Forrest show on BBC local radio, to talk about the relevance of TSRC research to the issue of library services being taken over by volunteers.
Date:
24/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New migrant health beliefs, values and experiences

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) are holding a workshop event to present findings from their research study on migrant health histories, on 17 April 2015 at the Library of Birmingham.
Date:
23/02/2015
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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IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China
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Speaker: Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. This seminar examines the role of large corporations in shaping institutional development, with particular reference to China. Although institutions are potentially powerful actors in the Chinese business environment, reflecting considerable control by government and Party, there has been scope for non-Chinese corporations to influence the development of their regulations and policies.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Programming the poor for the global market

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Programming the poor for the global market
Description
Speaker: Paul Cammack, Professor of Global Political Economy, City University of Hong Kong.
Date:
26/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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