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Global Sustainable Development launches new postgraduate programmes

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We are excited to be opening our doors for the first time to postgraduate students as we launch our new MASc in Global Sustainable Development and MPhil/PhD in Global Sustainable Development.


Learning space: Funding success for GSD researcher

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A research team co-led by GSD Assistant Professor Marco J Haenssgen and Lao researcher Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong have been awarded a £4,000 grant from the University of Warwick’s Institutional Research Support Fund (IRSF).


£1.3m doctoral scholarships in Global Sustainable Development for UK & EU students

  • New PhD scholarships in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick available to UK and EU students, thanks to £1,350,000 from Leverhulme Trust
  • Scholars will receive transdisciplinary training: expertise from different academic faculties, as well as mentorship from front line organisations, such as UN Habitat
  • Researchers will be trained to be "as comfortable analysing data on human-environment interactions as liaising with governments and empowering communities" -- Professor João Porto de Albuquerque

GSD students share their work placement stories

School for Cross-faculty Studies students presenting during online work placement event

On Wednesday 9 December 2020, the School for Cross-faculty Studies hosted a 'Work Placement Talk and Live Q&A event', organised by the School's Employability and Placement Manager, Bodrun Nahar. The event aimed to give current students in the School the opportunity to hear directly from students who undertook a work placement. The speakers were encouraged to share their experiences of their work placements, including the challenges, the benefits, and their advice for any students considering doing a work placement.


New study: Insecure livelihoods hindering efforts to combat anti-microbial resistance globally

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A new study, led by Assistant Professor in GSD Dr Marco J Haenssgen, finds that patients living in precarious circumstances are less likely to use antibiotics appropriately. The study suggests that efforts to improve those with little security in their livelihoods could have an unexpected benefit in helping to tackle antimicrobial resistance globally.


SCFS Work Placement Talk and Live Q&A

The School for Cross-faculty Studies (SCFS) Work Placement Talk and Live Q&A event will be taking place on Wednesday 9 December 2020, 6-7:30 pm on Microsoft Teams. This event is exclusively for SCFS students, relevant to students across all years.


Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla interviewed on Cuban International Solidarity Programme

Cuban Health Specialists arriving in South Africa to curb the spread of COVID-19

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Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, was recently interviewed about her research on the Cuban International Solidarity Programme for an article published in the Austrian newspaper, Der Standard.

The article explores the work of Cuban doctors and nurses and the ‘Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act of 2020’, introduced by US Republicans and designed to make it more difficult for countries to use the services of Cuban medical professionals.


Dr Mandy Sadan delivers keynote for Himalayan University Consortium event

The Himalayan mountains

Dr Mandy Sadan, Associate Professor in GSD, will be presenting a public keynote lecture for the Himalayan University Consortium titled 'Learning from Life Stories'. The event is part of a publishing seminar for early-career researchers running from 1 - 11 December 2020 called 'Storying the Sustainable Intelligence of the Earth in the New Himalaya', in which Mandy will also be taking part as a mentor.

Wed 25 Nov 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Event

New publication: Assessing the Role of Tourism in Sustaining Life Below Water

Last month saw the publication of a new paper in the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals about 'Tourist Traps: Assessing the Role of Tourism in Sustaining Life Below Water', authored by Dr Jess Savage, Senior Teaching Fellow (GSD); Dr Godwin Yeboah, Senior Research Fellow (IGSD); and Dr Sarah Cook, Research Fellow (Warwick Water Group.


New publication: Tales of Treatment highlight the benefits of grassroots public engagement

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An approach to public engagement which respects grass-roots and community knowledge has an important role to play in improving our understanding of the relationship between traditional healing and Western-style medicine in low- and middle-income countries, and could generate new approaches to tackling antimicrobial resistance, according to a new paper published in Medical Humanities.

Wed 30 Sep 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

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