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Australian Government Strips millions of funding awarded to Humanities researchers

The Australian Academy of the Humanities reports below on an extremely worrying development… The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed its shock and anger at the news that former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, personally intervened to strip the nation’s humanities researchers of over $4M in funding that had been approved through…

Gaming on the Goals – networking event at Northumbria University on the SDGs

Join us for an open, interactive, dynamic and fun networking session to mark the first ‘Green GB Week’ “Gaming on the Goals” – networking on Sustainable Development Goals   16th October, 10:00 -11:30 am Northumbria University   Who should attend? This event is open to all academics and post-doctoral researchers from all Faculties who are…

Save the Date: MSCA ITN 2019 UK Information Events

In its capacity as National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the UK Research Office (UKRO), will hold two free information events for organisations interested in applying to the 2019 MSCA Innovative Training Networks (ITN) call: London, 10 October; and York, 12 October. Registration to the York event is now open, and registration…

European Brokerage Event on Fight against crime and terrorism 2019 – 2nd October 2018

An information day, brokerage event and workshop for those interested in the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls related to the fight against crime and terrorism will be held in Paris on 2 October 2018. The event will focus on: Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces (SU-INFRA02-2019); Understanding the drivers of cybercriminality, and new methods…

Global Challenges Summit 2018. “NGOs – why work with academics?”

The Global Challenges Summit 2018, co-hosted by Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities, held yesterday (26th July) was hugely informative, inspiring and exceptional for sharing perspectives and making new contacts. Northumbria’s very own Matt Bailie-Smith hosted an insightful informal ‘sofa-style’ session ‘Thinking Across Sectors’ with guests from NGOs and consultants working in international development, based on…

Global Challenges Summit – 24 July ‘Working together for international development’

Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities are holding a Global Challenges Summit on Tuesday 24 July 2018 (full programme and details to follow shortly) on the theme, ‘Working together for international development’. The summit is for academics actively engaged in research on international development as well as those interested in developing their research in this area. The summit will have a…