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NE Universities receive business research funding

The Universities of Newcastle and Durham have received funding worth £1.3m, which will support bespoke research and advice for local businesses.
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The Impact Acceleration Accounts are awarded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), and are given to "top UK research-intensive universities"

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Five minutes with...professor Alp Özerdem

Five minutes with...professor Alp Özerdem | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it


Professor Alp Özerdem talks about the impact his research has on people’s everyday lives
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Professor Alp Özerdem, of Coventry University, is grant holder for two ESRC-funded projects.

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Financial crisis will not have long-term impact on UK growth, say economists

Financial crisis will not have long-term impact on UK growth, say economists | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Katie Allen: Poll by the Centre for Macroeconomics found majority of analysts dismissed long-term impact but were divided over size of output gap
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The Centre for Macroeconomics who conducted this poll are funded by the ESRC.

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Putting a value on what nature does for us

Putting a value on what nature does for us | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new online resource, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with other organisations based in Cambridge, helps those in both the public and private sector see how changes to an ecosystem can affect its value, in order to make more informed decisions about how the natural environment should be developed.


The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) was launched online this week.

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The development of the interactive TESSA manual was funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account pilot grant awarded to Cambridge University.

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London's Olympics live on while Athens, Sydney struggle with old sites

London's Olympics live on while Athens, Sydney struggle with old sites | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A lime green fence surrounds the future site of a 330-year-old ballet company’s hip-hop academy and a new campus for a university boasting 28 Nobel Prizes.
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The article discusses the legacy of London's Olympic park, quoting Professor Allan Brimicombe who has led an ESRC-funded Olympic Games Impact Study at the University of East London.

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