Leading social scientists will reflect on some of the country’s most pressing issues at a showcase event on Thursday 7 November. The evening will also see launch of Britain in 2014, the ESRC's definitive annual magazine featuring key data and expert opinion on the state of the nation today.
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David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, speaking at the prestigious Mountbatten Memorial Lecture last night, announced the recipients of the first phase of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) £64 million funding of investment in Big Data.
Students from more socially advantaged backgrounds continue to be over-represented at the most selective universities in England and Scotland, an audience of academics and policymakers will hear next Tuesday (8 October) at a seminar at the University of Edinburgh
A new report highlighting the impact that university business schools are having on businesses and industry has been released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
A new report highlighting the impact that Lancaster University Management School has had on local businesses and industry has been released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
A report highlighting the impact that Cardiff University Business School has had on local businesses and industry has been released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
A new report highlighting the impact that Warwick University Business School has had on local businesses and industry has been released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The ESRC is delighted to announce the funding of the new independent 'What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth'
A new UK-India PhD Partnering Initiative in the Social Sciences has been launched with funding from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
Recent research into how we learn is set to help people in their efforts to read a second or foreign language (SFL) more effectively. This will be good news for those struggling to develop linguistic skills in preparation for a move abroad, or to help in understanding foreign language forms, reports, contracts and instructions.
According to latest research, social scientists with PhDs working in central government make valuable contributions to policy, and report that holding a PhD can enhance their credibility with senior officials. It also shows that they are more likely to have climbed the career ladder and progressed into leadership roles.
Large hotel chains are quick to adopt and adapt innovations developed in other industries, while smaller hotels make almost continual incremental changes in response to customers' needs. The UK hotel industry is alive with innovation and new ways of improving service for customers, research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has found.
Schools and college maths courses are paying little attention to preparing students to use maths in other areas of study according to a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Teaching and learning in the 21st century needs to be 'turbo-charged' by educational technology rather than using technologies designed for other purposes, according to a new TEL report.
A small minority of today's university students don't use email and others are confused by the array of technologies available at universities. Yet many students couldn’t bear to be without their mobile phones and find themselves distracted by social networking sites during study.
A complex and fascinating portrait of a society suffering the effects of the deepest recession since the early 1990s and in which young people appear to have been hardest hit is revealed by new findings from the UK’s largest longitudinal household survey Understanding Society.
New research from Understanding Society, a study of more than 40,000 UK households, has examined what is driving this uneven employment pattern and finds that young people suffer from a ‘double-penalty’ in their attempts to find and keep a job.
New software has significant benefits for primary school children and their understanding of elementary physics, research shows. Studies funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) focused on what primary school children know when they begin studying physics, and how much they still have to learn. The studies looked at how much children understand about the movement of objects such as direction and speed.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in partnership with Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the British Academy, are delighted to announce twenty new and innovative projects that aim to develop skills using quantitative methods (QM)
Analysing 600 years of music, drilling down into population databases, understanding social unrest through digitised newspapers – these are just some of the new lines of research that the winners of the second Digging into Data Challenge.
New research suggests that far from disengaging young people from real life, virtual worlds can provide unique environments that can help them learn and negotiate new situations.
Innovative software to help teachers stay at the forefront of the digital revolution in education has been developed by researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
A more flexible approach to teaching methods and better community support could reduce school drop-out in high HIV-prevalence areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, suggest early findings from new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have developed a software toolkit that shows how such an approach sparks and sustains students’ interest in science.