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Sussex was Ranked No. 1 in Europe for Development Studies

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19 Apr 2016

QS University Rankings 2016 have ranked the University of Sussex as the top university in Europe for development studies. The Sussex campus includes the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the School of Global Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Centre for International Education (CIE).

12th AFD International Conference on Development Commons and Development

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06 Apr 2016

The conference will be held on 1–2 December 2016 at the French Development Agency (AFD) in Paris. It is organized in partnership with FERDI, the CIRAD and CRIOBE.

Ninth International Dialogue on Water in Agriculture (1–2 June 2016, Bonn)

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04 Apr 2016

The event will have the topic “Public-Private Partnerships in irrigation: experiences, benefits and risks”. It is organised by DIE and IFAD.

Conference “Public Sciences and Policies” (7–8 April 2016, Lisbon)

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04 Apr 2016

The conference will take place on the 7th and 8th April at ISCSP in Lisbon. It will involve several research units, including the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies (CAPP), the Orient Institute (IO), Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (CIEG) and the Centre for African Studies (CEAF).

Francesca R. Jensenius Wins Chr. Michelsen Prize 2016

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15 Mar 2016

The Chr. Michelsen Prize for outstanding development research is awarded every second year by “Nationalgaven til Chr. Michelsen”, a fund which was given to Prime Minister Christian Michelsen by the Norwegian people when he resigned in 1907.

New Technologies for Humanitarian Aid

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13 Mar 2016

EPFL and the International Committee of the Red-Cross launch the Humanitarian Tech Hub, a research program aimed at developing technological solutions to help people in conflict zones.

Festival-style Summer School at the University of Twente

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11 Mar 2016

CuriousU combines an international summer school and with a festival. Topics include health, robotics, water and entrepreneurship from beginner to advanced level.

SUNREF – Credit and Technical Assistance for Green Development

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04 Mar 2016

AFD has launched a new website about SUNREF (Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance). The programme cooperates with private actors in Southern countries.

Webinar Informs About Part-Time Executive Master

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23 Feb 2016

17:00-17:45 (Geneva time) – This is an interactive info session about the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-Making (INP), hosted for prospective candidates to learn about the content, format, expectations and overall experience. Registrations are requested in advance.

Fleeing Into the Unknown: A Journey from Eritrea to England

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22 Feb 2016

ODI published an illustrated journey of Merha, who escapes the extreme hardship of conscription in Eritrea and crosses Africa and Europe for a better life in the UK.

Prestigious Vici Grants Awarded to 5 Researchers

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17 Feb 2016

Five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the AMC have been awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

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.

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