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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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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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Professor Frank Bechhofer (1935-2018)

We have received very sad news of the death of Professor Frank Bechhofer, after a brief period of illness. [21 Dec 2018]

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University of Edinburgh launches a solar-powered lighting system to reduce electronic and plastic waste in low income countries

Efforts to secure access to clean, efficient lighting in places without mains electricity could be helped by a new technology designed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science. [03 Dec 2018]

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Young Everyday Heroes and MSPs form super team to tackle gender-based violence

Young heroes swooped into the Scottish Parliament to deliver a superpowered message to politicians and ask for better support for children and young people with experience of gender-based violence. [03 Dec 2018]

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SPS professor to advise Government on migration

Professor Christina Boswell has been appointed to lead a panel advising the Scottish Government on migration. [30 Nov 2018]

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