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University faculty

Business as usual for top UK Universities

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)

Lancaster University Management School

Follow the LEAD to local success in Lancashire

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)

Cardiff University

Driving the 'car' into Cardiff

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)

Warwick Business School

Ma'KIN'g a real difference in Warwickshire

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 Future of the UK and Scotland

Phase two of Scotland fellows announced

With a referendum on Scottish Independence due to be held in 2014, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has appointed two new fellows and one new Centre who will undertake research that will inform the debate in the run-up to the referendum.

The Future of the UK and Scotland

Scottish pupils' performance focus of Edinburgh Seminar

How well Scotland's school pupils perform in comparison to their peers across the rest of the UK is the focus of a seminar this coming Wednesday (28 August), hosted by University of Edinburgh. The seminar is part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s Future of the UK and Scotland activities

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Professorial Fellowship Scheme 2012-2013

The ESRC is pleased to announce the appointment of seven fellowships under the Professorial Fellowship Scheme 2012-13. The scheme is designed to support leading social scientists working in the UK, by providing them with the freedom to pursue their own innovative and creative research ideas.

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Enjoying the great outdoors – nature's own stress buster

Nature has beneficial effects that help us cope with stress at work, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research highlights the power of the 'great outdoors' to improve both physiological and psychological wellbeing.

Working woman

A woman's work is never done?

One of the greatest social changes across Europe in recent decades has been the increase of women in the labour market. However, changes in women’s work patterns have not always been matched by changes in the division of household tasks between the sexes, reveals a study from the European Social Survey.

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Hot in the city

Urban design directly affects temperature, wind, rain and air quality - but most planners build cities without an awareness of the urban climate effects they are creating.

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ESRC Council appointments

David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, has appointed four new council members to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Woman vote here

Women worldwide know less about politics than men

Women living in the world's most advanced democracies and under the most progressive gender equality regimes still know less about politics than men according to a ten-nation study of media systems and national political knowledge funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Andy Murray

Finding Murray's magic

Research suggests that it is Andy Murray’s ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council

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'Transforming' Social Science

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is delighted to announce the 20 successful grants of the first Transformative Research Call, a pilot for 2012/2013.

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Edinburgh team launch work on Scottish HE's future

A team of University of Edinburgh researchers is launching a series of events addressing major issues around the funding and future of higher education in Scotland, beginning with a one-day seminar this Wednesday (22 May) in the Scottish capital.

Urban Teens

How teenagers cope with inner-city risks

With concerns often expressed about youth crime and violence in the UK, researchers have been investigating what young people really think about living in an inner-city neighbourhood that has high levels of deprivation, crime and gang activity.

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How family conflict affects children

New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) reveals why some children are badly affected by negative family conflicts while other children survive without significant problems.

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Depression: why life can feel out of control

People with depression often feel their life is out of control. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) suggests that these feeling may be caused by subtle changes in the way depressed people perceive time and process their surroundings.

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