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Edinburgh professor named one of the world’s most influential sociologists
Professor Donald MacKenzie was ranked 22nd in Academic Influence's 25 Top Influential Sociologists Today list, for his work on science and technology issues.
SPS honoured at CAHSS Recognition Awards 2021
Colleagues at the School of Social and Political Science have won a number of awards at the College’s Colleague Recognition Awards this afternoon, including the Adaptation to Change Award, the Excellent Newcomer Award, the Outstanding Team Award, and a highly commended in the Community Engagement Champion Award.
SPS staff recognised for outstanding teaching at the EUSA Teaching Awards 2021
Edinburgh University Students' Association announced the winners of its 2021 Teaching Awards yesterday, with colleagues at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) picking up awards for Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Course, for the course Race and Ethnicity.
Experts highlight need for devolved climate plan
The Scottish Government must work more effectively with regional and local authorities if it is to meet its climate change targets, research suggests.
New UK Gov funding for SPS researchers to take on global sustainable development challenges
Experts at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have received a slice of a new £147million investment package from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for various projects.
Representing social science on the Scottish Science Advisory Council
The School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Janette Webb will advise the Scottish Government on climate change policy and governance, as a new member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.
New report launched on race equality in Scotland
More than 20 years after devolution, a new report assesses how race equality has developed in Scotland, and where it may be headed in the years to come.
Researcher to identify how local tradespeople and new energy-saving tech can help meet climate targets
An Edinburgh researcher is mapping out networks of local tradespeople, to identify how to install new energy-efficiency technologies in existing housing at the scale needed to meet climate targets.
Expert hub makes matters of race its focus
Specialists from the School of Social and Political Science - and from across the humanities and social sciences at the University - have launched a new hub for research and teaching on race and ethnicity.
Three SPS students win at the EUSA Student Awards 2020
Congratulations to three students from the School of Social and Political Science, who picked up awards at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Student Awards 2020.
SPS lecturer creates coronavirus tracking tool for Scotland
Dr Tod Van Gunten, a Lecturer in Economic Sociology at the School of Social and Political Science, has created a tool aiming to provide a visualisation of the spread of coronavirus in Scotland.
SPS academics named new Royal Society of Edinburgh fellows
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (The RSE) has announced its newly elected 2020 fellows, including two academics from the School of Social and Political Science. The School’s Professor Ailsa Henderson and Professor Nasar Meer are among the 64 new fellows.