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Graduate Institute Launches New Research Portal

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10 Feb 2016

The website of the Graduate Institute now offers an expanded knowledge bank. It aggregates the global research activity of the institute.

A Living Analysis of Europe’s Migration Challenge

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03 Feb 2016

ECDPM’s Anna Knoll and ODI analyse the challenges to a comprehensive EU migration and asylum policy. Find out what these are in their expert article on The Broker.

20th Edition of the “Master in Cooperation and Development” in Pavia

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01 Feb 2016

The Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) is preparing the 20th edition of its joint master programme (started in 1997). The networks involved partners in Italy, Palestine, Colombia, Nepal, and Kenya. The Deadline for applications is 30 June 2016.

IDS Celebrates 50 Years – and Eldis 20 Years

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20 Jan 2016

Throughout 2016, IDS organizes an interesting series of events celebrating its 50 anniversary. The year starts a graduation ceremony (22 Jan) and with the relaunch of the IDS Bulletin as a gold open access journal (25 Jan). The main Anniversary Party will be on 20 April.

IDS was founded in 1966 as a ‘special institution’, Britain’s first national institute of development studies.

One of the longest running IDS projects, Eldis, also celebrates its twentieth year as a global online information service.

Summer School: Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge

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20 Jan 2016

EuroSapienza together with the Copenhagen Busines School (CBS) is presenting a summer school that jointly offers a Higher education Course on  Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge.

The course will be held in Copenhagen – two weeks in August – and in Rome – two weeks in September.

Intensifying cooperation in science between Switzerland and Argentina

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19 Jan 2016

EPFL hosts visit of scientific delegation from Universidad Nacional de San Martin – The visit was organized by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV), which leads the mandate of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for exploring potential cooperation with Latin America as part of EPFL Leading House (LH) activities. It is only recently that Swiss strategy in scientific cooperation has started to focus on Latin American countries and see them as promising future partners.

Research Consortium on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People

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05 Jan 2016

ISS has launched a new research consortium with Universidad de la Tierra-Oaxaca (Mexico) and Utrecht University. Named 'Weaving Voices', it aims to innovate conceptually by developing a non-Eurocentred understanding of Global Europe that is informed by Europe's interconnected past,  and empirically through the development of research methodologies and pedagogical practices for the formation of students aware of the potentialities of an increasingly intercultural and global Europe and its role in the global social order.

Honorable Mention for Carla Cruz from CAPP

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05 Jan 2016

Professor Carla Cruz, researcher at CAPP, received an Honorable Mention for her paper “O Desporto no Telejornal da RTP: Representações Sociais e Decisão Editorial”. The Sport Sciences competition is awarded by the Portuguese Olympic Committee and by the Millennium bcp Foundation.

IDS 2015 Review; Key Moments, Top Publications, New Five Year Strategy, Popular Blog Posts

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17 Dec 2015

A look back at the IDS key moments, most popular publications and blogs in 2015 with a highlight on the IDS new five year strategy 2015-20 'Engaged Excellence for Global Development' launched in October 2015 that sets out how IDS will seek to contribute to the transformations that reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build inclusive and secure societies in a changing world.

How Can We Eradicate Hunger by 2030?

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17 Dec 2015

Professor Elisabeth Prügl, Director of the Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change talks about food insecurity through an intersectional perspective.

A team of researchers in Switzerland, Ghana and Cambodia are engaged in the six-year research project DEMETER, which explores how the promotion of gender equality impacts food security.

New UK Aid Strategy – Comments by ODI and IDS

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30 Nov 2015

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton have released public comments on a new UK aid strategy that was published in November 2015.

EADI Members Invite Refugees to Join Activities

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11 Nov 2015

EADI members have announced invitations for refugees to take part in education, research and dialogue activities. Both organisations are based in Bonn: The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn (GIUB).

We will update this article if other EADI members decide to join the initiatives.

Call for Papers: “Global Conflict & Transformation of the Global Countryside” (WHA annual conference, 2-5 July 2016)

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10 Nov 2015

The research group Communities, Comparisons, Connections of the Department of History and the Ghent Centre for Global Studies are proud to announce that Ghent University will host the next annual conference of the World History Association, from July 2 to 5, 2016. The conference’s two main themes are ”Global conflict” and ”Transformation of the global countryside.”

The submission deadline is November 20, 2015.

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