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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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SPS PhD students move into new George Square home this week

The School of Social and Political Science PhD community starts moving into its new home at 27-28 George Square this week, now that extensive renovation of the two five-storey Georgian townhouses is complete. [13 Mar 2019]

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Scotland's workforce may reduce under UK immigration proposals, says expert group chaired by SPS professor

The UK Government’s immigration plans could reduce the number of workers in Scotland by up to five per cent over the next two decades, found an expert panel chaired by Professor Christina Boswell. [28 Feb 2019]

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Hebrides fishing doc nets top Gaelic-language film award

A documentary about the Outer Hebrides fishing industry made by the University of Edinburgh's Dr Magnus Course won a top prize at the FilmG Awards, which honour the year’s best Gaelic-language films. [12 Feb 2019]

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Financial Times focuses on high-frequency trading research by Professor Donald Mackenzie

Research by the School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Donald MacKenzie into the escalating speed of high-frequency financial trading features in the Financial Times online this week. [22 Feb 2019]

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Private-foundation funding is inadvertently changing the international journalism it supports

Journalists change the ways they understand, value and carry out their work when supported by organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. This is according to new research by the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science and partners. [17 Jan 2019]

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PhD student’s essay the year’s best in ethics and social welfare

School of Social and Political Science (SPS) Social Policy PhD student Ashlee Christoffersen has started 2019 in style by winning a national award for the best postgraduate student essay related to ethics and social welfare. [17 Jan 2019]

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New study on law enforcement against high-level corruption in Africa

Researchers from the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) will carry out the first systematic and comparative study of law enforcement efforts to tackle high-level corruption in Africa. [03 Jan 2019]

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