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The european union's seventh framework programme (fp7)

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The overall aims of the european union's €53 billion seventh framework programme (fp7) 2007-13, is "to strengthen industrial competitiveness and meet the research needs of other community policies, thereby contributing to the creation of a knowledge- ...

2010 michael young prize winner announced

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Thursday 11 march 2010 the winner of the 2010 michael young prize has been announced as dr ann le mare for her work on the impact of fair trade on the wellbeing of women, businesses and organisations in bangladesh. This prestigious prize is awarded ...

A leap forward in addiction awareness and control

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Friday 30 july 2010 a study by a team of researchers at bangor university has designed and tested two programmes that help problem drinkers curb their alcohol abuse. The study shows positive results after drinkers have followed either the alcohol a ...

Award-winning study helps flashing lights go green

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Friday 12 march 2010 the winner of the 2010 economic and social research council (esrc) knowledge transfer partnership prize for the best application of social or management science has saved the bradford and airedale teaching primary care trust (p ...

Christopher pissarides wins economic nobel

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Thursday 14 october 2010 professor chris pissarides of the london school of economics (lse) has today been awarded the sveriges riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of alfred nobel, jointly with professors peter diamond and dale mortensen. ...

Diversity or deprivation - what makes a 'bad' neighbourhood

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Wednesday 15 september 2010 what people think about their neighbourhood is much more strongly influenced by deprivation than by the degree of ethnic mixing in the area, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (e ...

Don't privatise banks too soon!

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Thursday 28 january 2010 leading economist warns of danger of 'panic bank runs' initial findings carried out under the esrc's world economy and finance research programme which comes to a conclusion with a conference in london on 28 january 2010 ...

Family memories exhibition

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Wednesday 3 march 2010 members of the public are being invited to share their memories of key turning points in their lives at an exhibition in london, as part of a national study of family life across the generations. The event on thursday 18 marc ...

Essex academics share the secrets of being human

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Wednesday 10 march 2010 happiness, police interviews, 'competitive conversations' and workplace smells are just some of the subjects that academics from university of essex will be talking about in a week of presentations aimed at explaining to the ...

Festival goers just want to break free

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Monday 15 march 2010 why will a record number of more than 500 music festivals take place in the uk this year? Some of the reasons for the rapid growth in the uk music festival and free party scene were showcased at an exciting, interactive multime ...

Fear of crime in sheffield

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Tuesday 9 march 2010 what contributes to people's fear of crime in cities? How much do litter, graffiti, broken street lighting and dilapidated buildings play a role? Or do people's social and cultural knowledge play a stronger role in shaping peop ...

Floods of tears

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Tuesday 16 march 2010 in june 2007, the east coast city of hull was devastated by flooding which claimed the life of one man and displaced thousands of families from their homes. Now a unique study sponsored by the economic and social research coun ...

Generation 2012: what have the olympics ever done for us?

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Thursday 4 march 2010 the youth of london have an urgent message for the world about life in the capital and what the olympic games and its legacy will really mean for those living in its shadow. Generation 2012 , an event which is part of the eco ...

Graphic partnership brings life to council data

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Wednesday 14 july 2010 data visualisation techniques that generate sophisticated graphics could bring a fresh dimension to communications and decision-making by public bodies like local councils, according to research completed for the economic and ...

Greening existing homes - a herculean task says report

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Tuesday 14 april 2010 a new joint economic and social research council and technology strategy board publication highlights the need to focus on improving the energy efficiency of millions of buildings in britain that will still be standing in 2050 ...

Improve your second life

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Friday 12 march 2010 are you a second life resident looking to get a bit more out of your virtual world? If so, join sheila yoshikawa at 2000 (13. 00 second life time) on march 18 on sheffield university's second life island, infolit ischool, for h ...

Hearing is not all down to your ears

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Thursday 18 march 2010 a fascinating event looking at sign language research is to be held at university college london on 20 march as part of the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science (21-21 march). The vast majo ...

Keeping safe – online

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Friday 5 march 2010 sunderland city council has teamed up with a group of academic researchers to put on an exciting interactive event aimed at making internet users more aware of the problems of disclosing personal information online. The event fo ...

Innovation debate on people living in rural areas

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Tuesday 16 march 2010 staged on the hebridean isle of lewis an event will see two school teams lock horns on the question 'are people living in rural areas innovative? ' in the strathclyde university innovation debateThe event is part of the eco ...

Making the case for the social sciences

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Wednesday 10 february 2010 issues such as redundancies, parenting and poverty often hit the headlines - but the crucial research behind the stories rarely gets the same attention. Without the work of social scientists policymakers would not have th ...

Methods madness hits oxford

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Monday 5 july 2010 science is not all about people in white lab coats blowing things up. Social science research gives a different picture. Social science can answer questions on large issues facing society such as understanding factors affecting v ...

More to pharmacy than counting tablets

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Wednesday 10 march 2010 should cannabis be legalised? This thorny political issue will be debated by teams of school children in a national competition designed to challenge the pupil's scientific knowledgeThe event is part of the festival of socia ...

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