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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

Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business

Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business
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Using the disparity between male and female team members in University Challenge to highlight the ongoing inequities at the top end of British business, Dr Scott Taylor asks if the introduction of a quota system may be the answer.
Date:
14/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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HSMC launch collaboration with University of Nottingham

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HSMC and the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL) at the University of Nottingham successfully launched a Health Policy, Organisation and Management (HPOM) network for research and practice recently.
Date:
29/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New report from CHASM on access to credit

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The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), have published a new report entitled 'Introducing a Time Delay on Access to Credit: Is it just delaying the inevitable?', by Lindsey Appleyard, Jodi Gardner and Karen Rowlingson.
Date:
29/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Professor Gary Thomas assists young researchers

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Professor Gary Thomas provides research advice to young researchers
Date:
28/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Dr Penny Lacey

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It is with great sorrow that we have to announce that Dr Penny Lacey passed away peacefully on Monday 12 January 2015. We will remember her as a colleague who was admired by both her students and the community for the contributions that she made to the field through her teaching and research.
Date:
19/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Blog: Playwright, Prisoner and President: the Life of Vaclav Havel

Blog: Playwright, Prisoner and President: the Life of Vaclav Havel
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Written by Dr Tim Haughton, A review of Michael Zantovsky, Havel: a Life, London: Atlantic Books (2014). You only really appreciate someone when they have left. The death of Vaclav Havel in December 2011 provoked a week of mourning, warm and generous words from his political foes, and for many 'perhaps a rediscovery' of the man who had played so many different roles in his life: playwright, political prisoner and president (p. 14).
Date:
20/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence?

Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence?
Description
On 19 December 2014 BBC Europe News published an article by Dr Galina Yemelianova on recent Chechen bombing.
Date:
20/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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