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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- ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Moving pictures: experience of migration

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Wednesday 17 march 2010 who counts as a 'migrant'? Who are the people behind the statistics? The economic and social research council's (esrc) centre on migration, policy and society (compas) at the university of oxford is holding an exhibition fro ...

Renewable energy needs more community power

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Friday 10 september 2010 the renewable energy sector needs to use a wider range of business models in order to ensure a fairer distribution of power plants across the uk, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esr ...

Research reveals likely housing winners and losers

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Tuesday 12 october 2010 there is a great deal of uncertainty and speculation about the direction of the housing market in the uk and the usa - both for home-owners and renters. Social scientists funded by the economic and social research council (e ...

Textile scrapbox

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Wednesday 10 march 2010 ever wanted to know how designers come up with ideas for the clothes we wear, the bags we carry, the patterns in our homes, and the designs of the future? Then head to the victoria & albert museum (v&a) on 16 marchTextiles s ...

Uk inmates comfortable with diversity?

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Wednesday 13 january 2010 following recent media reports of racial strife and gangs in high security prisons in the uk, a new study funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) paints a more encouraging - if sometimes contradictory - p ...

Uk youth justice system treats ethnic groups differently

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Wednesday 1 september 2010 new research from the institute for criminal policy research at king's college, london, examines whether the police and the youth justice system treat young people from different ethnic groups in different ways. Funded by ...

Universities help develop tomorrow's good citizens

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Monday 8 march 2010 more than 100 students from birmingham university will work as volunteers in local schools later this year as part of a new civic engagement initiative. But how important is it for uk universities to play a role in preparing und ...

Using communities to find the answers to energy demand problems

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Monday 11 october 2010 how individuals and communities use energy, their understanding of energy use and effective, community management of energy and energy regulation will form the basis of seven new energy and communities initiative projects. Th ...

Who do you think you are: family albums

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Wednesday 1 april 2010 big sister or little brother - everybody knows that sibling relationships change over time and are full of emotion. An exciting, new interactive exhibition is opening which explores the complex relationships of brothers and s ...

What do the social sciences do for me?

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Thursday 4 march 2010 your average conversation down the pub on a friday night could include topics such as 'the kids are driving me mad this week' or 'the litter in our street is out of control' and 'have you seen that change 4 life advert on tv? ...

Young people try out an emergency exercise

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Thursday 18 march 2010 swine flu, terrorist attacks and extreme weather have all been the subject of government preparedness exercises, but few people know what is involved in planning for emergencies. This will be the starting point of a simulatio ...

Young people paint a picture of health

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Monday 15 march 2010 youth homelessness and eating disorders are two areas of health highlighted by young people in cardiff in a project that uses digital technology to create short films which detail public health issues. The films, shot and edite ...

£7. 75m for a sustainable transport future

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Thursday 5 march 2009 a centre to revolutionise the future of uk transport industry was announced today by transport minister andrew adonis. The £7. 75m programme, will be based at imperial college london as well as university college london and th ...

An age-old story

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Tuesday 10 march 2009 growing older is a fact of life, but people's hopes, fears, pre-conceptions and experiences surrounding the ageing process are richly diverse. As part of the festival of social science organised by the economic and social rese ...

Anxiety's hidden cost

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Tuesday 23 june 2009 the effect of anxiety on academic performance is not always obvious but new research funded by the economic and social research council suggests that there may be hidden costs. The research found that anxious individuals find i ...

Biodiversity passes the taste test and is healthier too

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Wednesday 14 january 2009 cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). The research, part of the rural ...

Classroom behaviour: why it's hard to be good

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Sunday 20 september 2009 being seen as either well behaved or naughty at school is never entirely in the hands of the individual child, this study funded by the economic and social research council shows. The research demonstrates that being good i ...

Coordination needed to support green fingered youths

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Thursday 13 august 2009 young people working on conservation projects are often coerced into "grunt" activities like digging holes or picking up litter and gain little from environmental volunteering, according to research at the university of exet ...

Don't follow us, we're lost too

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Wednesday 11 march 2009 lessons for developing countries from the first world's banking crisis  one positive development of the current global financial crisis could be the recent election of barack obama as president of the united states of amer ...

Economic crisis heightens financial fallout for bereaved

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Sunday 21 june 2009 a drop in the value of some older people's savings and investments during the current economic crisis will worsen the financial difficulties already felt by many when their partner dies. New research funded by the economic and s ...

Economic research receives further funding boost

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Thursday 26 february 2009 following the latest call for proposals, the economic and social research council (esrc) is pleased to announce overall funding of £16. 5m over 5 years from 2009/10 to 2015/16 for three new centres focusing on the economic ...

Experts debate personal genetic data

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Wednesday 13 may 2009 "personal genome testing at its current state is a waste of time and money", argues one of tonight's (thursday 14 may 2009) speakers at a public, question-time style event to debate the gathering, trading and communicating of ...

Global poverty is still a priority

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Wednesday 18 march 2009 of the six billion people sharing our planet, almost half live under the poverty line of $us2 per day. Though growth predictions vary it is likely that, by 2020, the population will increase by approximately another 1. 2 bil ...

Global uncertainties fellowships announced

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Thursday 14 may 2009 how individuals, communities and nation states form their ideas and beliefs about security and insecurity will form the basis for 14 new fellowships under the research council's global uncertainties programme. The £5. 5 million ...

Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

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Sunday 13 december 2009 greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasing government grants wou ...

Health and well-being in old age: it's still money that counts

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Thursday 7 may 2009 the impact that wealth and social class has on people's well-being in old age is far greater than is often assumed. New research from the economic and social research council reveals just how great the difference really is in pe ...

Is it possible to eradicate homelessness?

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Thursday 29 january 2009 a major new £692,000 research initiative launches today with the aim of informing government policy and practice and finding solutions to bring vulnerable homeless people in from the margins of our society. The initiative in ...

Livening up the environmental debate

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Thursday 12 march 2009 a day of documentary film screenings and interactive workshops as part of the festival of social science (6-15 march) organised by the economic and social research council (esrc) to highlight how social science impacts on our ...

Macro-economic opportunities announced

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Friday 2 january 2009 in response to the recent international benchmarking review of uk economics, the economic and social research council (esrc) is announcing a major new initiative in applied macroeconomics. The review highlighted the great stre ...

Money may not buy happiness but neither does poverty

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Tuesday 24 february 2009 in the past 50 years individual levels of wealth have increased by but so have crime, deprivation, depression and addictions to alcohol and drugs. Most of us believe that more money will make us happier; however, as societi ...

Multilingualism brings communities closer together

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Tuesday 10 february 2009 learning their community language outside the home enhances minority ethnic children's development, according to research led from the university of birmingham. The research, which was funded by the economic and social rese ...

Mum's the word: the secret to building children's social skills

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Wednesday 13 may 2009 the way that mothers talk to their children when they are young has a lasting effect on children's social skills, according to a research study funded by the economic and social research council. The researchers found that chi ...

New approaches to capturing the value of culture, media and sport

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Thursday 10 september 2009 finding appropriate ways to understand the value of culture, media and sport to society and explain this with evidence that convinces has proved a challenge for many years. New approaches to this issue are outlined in 'no ...

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