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SPS Takes Leads EFI Inaugural Research Award

The Edinburgh Futures Institute has announced that five projects that will receive funding to pioneer new interdisciplinary research. Of those five, three of the winning project leads are based in Social and Political Science. [12 Apr 2018]

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PIR PhD student wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Sissela Matzner and colleagues, who recently won a collaborative bid for an EISA ECR award to hold a joint workshop next fall in Prague. [04 Apr 2018]

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CAS colleague, Rick Rhodes wins National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences award

'Hanging on a wire' won the best non-fiction edited volume category at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg last week. [30 Mar 2018]

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Panel Debate: How disruptive will Brexit be to Scotland's Energy Strategy?

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh are pleased to host a distinguished set of speakers from government, industry, academia and law. [14 Mar 2018]

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Social Work Centenary Event

In conversation with Professor Jane Algate: 'At the heart of child welfare social work policy and practice for 40 years' [08 Mar 2018]

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ESWRA Conference 2018 at University of Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that the 8th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH is being hosted by Social Work at the University of Edinburgh on 18th - 20th April 2018. [06 Mar 2018]

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Professor Fiona Mackay elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has this week announced the election of 66 new Fellows, including PIR's Professor Fiona Mackay. [05 Mar 2018]

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Sociology professor, Donald MacKenzie, receives a Progress Medal from the Society for Progress

The Progress Medal award recognises pioneering work in shaping the economic system to achieve greater societal fairness and well-being. [05 Mar 2018]

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MacQueen Scholarship

The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust will fund a PhD Social Work scholarship researching and benefiting one-parent families. [05 Mar 2018]

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University Closure

Please note that the University will be closed all day on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March due to adverse weather. [28 Feb 2018]

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Dr Jeevan Sharma on the BBC World Service, My Perfect Country: Nepal

Dr Jeevan Sharma, lecturer in South Asia and International Development & Deputy Director of the Global Development Academy, talks on maternal mortality in Nepal on the BBC's World Service [14 Feb 2018]

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SSPS Research Office new initiative : "Research Surgery - Open Session"

SSPS RO pre-award team will be piloting a “Research Surgery – Open Session” morning, every Thursday. [12 Feb 2018]

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One Day Without Us

One Day Without Us is a national day of events on Monday 19 February, in support of EU nationals and internationals living, working, and studying in this country. [06 Feb 2018]

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Edinburgh Graduations