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Read the latest press releases from ESRC and our major investments. You can access press releases that we have published since 2009.

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New appointments to ESRC Council

Greg Clark, the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, has appointed the Bank of England's Mark Robson and reappointed Martin Rosenbaum of the BBC's Political Programmes department, as Council members for the ESRC.

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Examining the UK's place in Europe

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has appointed nine senior research fellows as part of their new initiative on 'The UK in a Changing Europe'.

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New research tackles disaster risk in urban Africa

A new programme of research, which aims to reduce disaster risk in urban sub-Saharan Africa, has been awarded £3.3 million of funding from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID).

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New appointments to ESRC Council

Greg Clark, the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, has appointed Professor L Alan Winters and Karin Woodley as Council members for the ESRC.

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Printing the future: 3D printing and intellectual property

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Dr Dinusha Mendis is hosting an event which will bring together industry experts, social scientists, policymakers, lawyers, economists and manufacturers of 3D printing to discuss the latest developments and understand the implications for users and consumers.

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Battle metaphors for cancer can be harmful

Media portrayals of cancer as a battle to be fought, and its focus on 'brave fighters' beating the odds, can lead to feelings of guilt and failure in people with a terminal diagnosis, according to research.

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Our different concerns are revealed: confidentiality is key to big data

A new network of data research centres is enabling academics to access ever more useful data sets for the research. While safeguarding the identities of individuals, the network has opened up some of the 'big data' routinely collected by business and local government organisations.

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Crime falling? Yes, but it's also evolving

We are always being told that crime levels are falling, but is that true for all types of crime? New research looking at the changing trends of crime in Scotland shows that the majority are less likely than ever to become a victim of crime. However, this picture hides the fact that many people living in high crime areas will continue to be victimised.

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Ageing exhibition kicks off 2014 Festival

ESRC is launching its biggest ever Festival of Social Science with an exhibition highlighting the opportunities and challenges posed by an ageing population.

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