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Home - UK in a Changing Europe

Home - UK in a Changing Europe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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Professor Jonathan Portes, senior fellow at the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe programme

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Brexit will be the biggest challenge to the two-party system

Brexit will be the biggest challenge to the two-party system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Both Ukip and the Liberal Democrats could thrive through their unambiguous positions.

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The article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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UK Data Service's curator insight, January 10, 3:55 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Breastfeeding more likely after home birth

Breastfeeding more likely after home birth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women are much more likely to breastfeed if they give birth at home, a new Irish study has found.

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The article pulls out findings from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort study, based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Britain's part in the 'drone war' in Yemen urgently needs explaining

Britain's part in the 'drone war' in Yemen urgently needs explaining | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The US has been mounting semi-secret drone strikes in Yemen for years - and it seems the UK has been deeply involved.

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This article was written by ESRC funded Anna H Jackman.

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UK, South Africa launch Newton science partnership

UK, South Africa launch Newton science partnership | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The British and South African governments last week announced that they had committed US$46 million over the next four years to a major new research and training partnership promoting science, technology and innovation, the UK-South Africa Newton Fund.

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The article references the social science research initiative involving the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the South African National Research Foundation, addressing challenges facing a rapidly changing world, with funding of £5 million.

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​UK tops world table for economic growth

​UK tops world table for economic growth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK economy is expanding at its fastest rate since 2007, performing better than any other economy in the G7.

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The article cites research from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR). NIESR is a partner in two ESRC research centres, LLAKES and the Institute for Macroeconomics

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HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity

HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the Brexit referendum in the UK last June, and the US presidential election in November, two elements were especially powerful shapers of choice: whether voters had entered higher education or not, and whether voters lived in large cities or not.

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Author Simon Marginson is Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Global Higher Education.

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NI firms most likely in UK to hit £1m turnover fastest

NI firms most likely in UK to hit £1m turnover fastest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Read the latest UTV stories, NI firms most likely in UK to hit £1m turnover fastest on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest UTV news
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Article cites the Enterprise Research Centre which receives funding from the ESRC

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UK-China research collaboration celebrated

UK-China research collaboration celebrated | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Senior representatives from Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) celebrated the growing UK-China research partnership and discussed strategic priorities for the future at an event held at the Royal Society in London on 18 April.

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Professor Jane Elliott is RCUK International Champion and CEO of the ESRC (one of the seven Research Councils UK).

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The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking

The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The coalition prioritised cutting migrant numbers but has also made life more difficult for those still coming in.
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Author of this article, Ben Gidley, is a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). He has also received ESRC funding for his research.

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The greatest gift: How to boost your child's self-esteem?

The greatest gift: How to boost your child's self-esteem? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
OF all the things to give your child, robust self-esteem can be the most life-changing. Our writer consults the confidence experts.

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The ESRC is the primary funder of the study of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study.

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Scotland Votes: What's at Stake for the UK?

Scotland Votes: What's at Stake for the UK? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Andrew Neil explores what an independent Scotland would mean for the rest of the UK.
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Professor John Curtice of the University of Strathclyde and ESRC Fellow from our Future of the UK and Scotland programme is featured at approximately 25 minutes and 55 minutes into the documentary. 

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Centre on Constitutional Change's curator insight, August 13, 2014 6:32 AM

The programme also features our Future UK and Scotland colleague at the IFS, Paul Johnson and ESRC Fellow John Curtice.