eNews February 2013
Britain in 2013 goes digital
Our annual magazine Britain in is now available as a download for iPad on the Apple App Store. The app includes the complete contents of the magazine, with active links to investments and research, and costs £3.99 to download, under the education apps section.
It is hoped that versions for Android and Windows will follow.
The second full set of data from the Understanding Society survey has been released, marking a milestone in the extensive longitudinal research project covering 30,500 households, including 54,600 adults and 5,000 children.
The release of Wave 2 is also marked with the launch of Understanding Society's new website.
The research team is inviting users of the study to take part in a consultation, covering questionnaires and the long term content of the study, to help them plan and implement the research in the future.
Latest research features
Re-igniting Growth examines some of the challenges the UK faces after the economic downturn and explores a range of initiatives or changes to policy that could help kickstart growth. It includes a series of interviews with key academics funded by the ESRC, and gives the recession historical context.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership awards 2012
Harriet Knowles, University of Plymouth and Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, was one of the eight nominations for the Best Partnership award.
The KTP was also winner of the ESRC award for the most effective application of economic and social research.
The KTP developed and embedded a framework for sustainable port operation at Falmouth Harbour, with a focus on environmental and socio-economic issues.
The ESRC and Department for International Development (DFID) are pleased to announce that we will be funding a second call of the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme.
We intend to announce the call for proposals on 25 February.
Save the date
Keeping philanthropy's promises - today's austerity, tomorrow's riches? - a Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy conference on 9-10 May.
Register your interest on the CGAP website and receive further updates.
Professor Linda Yueh, Associate of the Globalisation Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, has been named as Chief Business Correspondent for BBC World News.