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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 ...

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 ...

Myths and realities of life in st ann's

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Friday 5 march 2010 about 300 residents from st. Ann's in nottingham are expected to take part in a one day programme of interactive workshops during the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science. The event, which wil ...

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 ...

Saving peak district moorlands

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Friday 5 march 2010 seventy-five per cent of the world's heather moorlands are in the uk. However, pollution, overgrazing and wild fires have damaged large areas. Several organisations in the peak district national park are trying to restore and co ...

Seminar to showcase university's job crafting tool

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Tuesday 9 march 2010 issues such as employee engagement and wellbeing will be the topic of a debate over tea and toast at the business breakfast seminar, staged by consultiwp. This event as part of the economic and social research council's (esrc) ...

Sheffield's young people have their say

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Monday 15 march 2010 a film created by secondary school children from sheffield is giving them a chance to have their views heard on a topic close to their hearts: the design of their school. The film also offers practical recommendations on how to ...

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 ...

The blank page: how do we get inspired?

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Monday 8 march 2010 from the ordinary thank-you letter to the great works of fiction, inspiration is something that we all have to find. But why is it so elusive? Is there a science to capturing it? Or do we still simply follow the classical art of ...

The crucial role of social science

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Tuesday 9 march 2010 social science underpins many of britain's most successful public policies from poverty alleviation, macroeconomics to crime prevention. Conversely, a lack of social science and the evidence it provides often leads to failed po ...

The future of football: a public debate

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Wednesday 17 march 2010 with sheffield's successful bid to be considered as one of the host cities for the 2018 world cup, sheffield university and sheffield united football club are inviting the public to join the giants of the football world and ...

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 ...

The role of baby-sign in child development

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Tuesday 9 march 2010 the event 'communicating with your baby' has been organised by professor karen pine from the university of hertfordshire. Members of her team, neil howlett and dr liz kirk, will be sharing their findings on 'baby-sign'- a form ...

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 ...

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