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New global network launched to improve health outcomes for refugees

The University of Edinburgh has spearheaded and is now, jointly with the University of the West of Scotland, leading a new international project to tackle the threat of serious healthcare problems among refugee populations. [09 Jul 2019]

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Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o receives Degree of Doctor of Letters

World-renowned Kenyan writer and academic Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the University of Edinburgh Graduation on 8 July 2019. [09 Jul 2019]

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School of Social and Political Science (SPS) hosts European Conference on African Studies

The Centre of African Studies at SPS hosted Europe’s largest conference on African Studies, with 1,500 experts, policymakers, leaders and artists from across the world taking part in academic and cultural events. [24 Jun 2019]

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Professor Nicola McEwen announced as Senior Fellow for UK in a Changing Europe

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced the University of Edinburgh’s Professor Nicola McEwen as one of nine new Senior Fellows for the UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) project. [19 Jun 2019]

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Professor John Peterson

The School of Social and Political Science and the University of Edinburgh are greatly saddened by the death of Professor John Peterson at the weekend. [14 May 2019]

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Global Politics of Sex and Gender course honoured for innovative teaching

The SPS course Global Politics of Sex and Gender has won a top UK award for innovation in political teaching. [25 Apr 2019]

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Students celebrate epic quiz show success

Edinburgh has won the popular television quiz show University Challenge for the first time. One of the team members, Marco Malusa, is an Economics and Politics student. [23 Apr 2019]

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