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With the unfolding events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our expert social sciences researchers are sharing their insight and research commentary on issues affecting Ukraine and the rest of the world - including international sanctions, migration and displacement and the economy.
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14 December 2021
Rail Business Daily (RBD), UK rail's biggest business support and profile enhancement organisation, has acquired Rail Alliance from the University of Birmingham.
13 December 2021
IRiS and Waseda University's Institute for Asian Migrations (IAM) have launched the website for the NODE UK|Japan network on migration and diversity.
09 December 2021
The University of Birmingham Launches its Marcomms Community at The Exchange
06 December 2021
We are delighted to announce that the Business School has been ranked 65th in the latest Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2021.
03 December 2021
Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) and the University of Birmingham welcomed Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, for a tour of facilities at TEP ahead of Small Business Saturday.
30 November 2021
Jenny Phillimore and Sandra Pertek write in the LSE Blog.
Matt Edwards and Natalie Rowles discuss micro employability courses from Careers Network
29 November 2021
IRiS Director Professor Nando Sigona responds to the tragic death of 27 migrants crossing the English Channel to reach the UK.
New research identifies five key skills and three qualities which are utilised by parliamentarians to support legislation and policy for inclusive change
Research published by TSRC on the decline in charity income is highlighted by Civil Society news
As the NHS braces for its tough winter period, which traditionally runs from 30 November to the end of February, new research proves how vital PPE is to the mental wellbeing of healthcare workers.
25 November 2021
In this latest seminar, scholars discussed some of the pressing questions of the day related to democratic backsliding, recent elections and the COP 26 Summit.
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