Global Sustainable Development News
New collaboration with MAIDS-GRID at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Last year, GSD was delighted to establish an exciting collaboration at postgraduate level with the programmes in International Development Studies (MAIDS-GRID) at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, the highest-ranked university in Thailand. This partnership was conceptualised under the Thai-UK World-class University Consortium, funded by the British Council, which aims to bring together Thai and UK institutions for internationalisation and to enhance teaching and research through knowledge exchange and sharing.
MAIDS-GRID at Chulalongkorn and GSD at Warwick both offer international postgraduate programmes in sustainable development and development studies, which share several similarities, including a transdisciplinary teaching and research philosophy, an international student body and comparable programme size.
The GSD Competition 2023 is now open!
This is an exciting opportunity for students to think creatively and gain valuable research skills as they learn more about global sustainable development. Since it was established, we have expanded the types of entries that can be submitted to include videos, podcasts, and poetry, as well as more traditional essay responses. This is in line with our overall aim to engage with students from a variety of different backgrounds and interests, giving them the chance to present their unique perspectives on issues of global sustainable development. This also aligns with our pedagogical approach, as we are aware that, for some of these ‘big problems’, we need creative responses.
Professor Mandy Sadan Interview: Reflections on Ceasefires in Myanmar
Professor Mandy Sadan was interviewed by the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), Burma's largest independent media network for their podcast series 'DVB Reads'.
GSD hosted students from the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) scheme last term
GSD was pleased to welcome a group of undergraduate students last term, as part of a new collaboration of the University of Warwick with the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) scheme.
IISMA is a student mobility scholarship scheme funded by the Indonesian Government, involving a number of top universities across the world.
Congratulations to our first MASc GSD graduates!
We are proud to celebrate the success of our very first graduating cohort of MASc GSD students. Not only are our eleven graduates the first to complete a postgraduate degree in the School for Cross-faculty Studies, they are also the University’s first ever students to be awarded the new degree of Master of Arts and Science at Warwick.
GSD students drive discussions at Warwick Inclusion Conference
At the start of the summer, staff from across the University were invited to attend Warwick's inaugural Inclusion Conference. The event celebrated diversity and offered an inclusive environment in which colleagues could learn, collaborate, and co-create. Participants shared practice, generated ideas, thought deeply about what it means to be an inclusive institution, and celebrated the University's collective achievements and progress so far.
Two of our undergraduate Single Honours GSD students, Naomi Carter and Sophie Kitching, presented at the conference on the important topics of combatting menstrual stigma to enhance wellbeing and inclusive teaching for autistic and neurodivergent students. We spoke with Naomi and Sophie about their work and their experiences of the conference.
Teaching and Tutoring Excellence Awards: School for Cross-faculty Studies Success!
We are extremely proud of Dr Gioia Panzarella (Global Sustainable Development) and Dr Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts) for winning the 2022 Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)! The WAPTE Team received more nominations than ever before this year from both students and staff, so it is a real testament to their commitments to personal tutoring to be acknowledged at this level.
New summary report: Rare Earth Elements, Global Inequalities and the 'Just Transition'
A new summary report details preliminary findings from the project ‘Rare Earths in the Just Transition: Connecting Global Inequalities in REEs Commodity Chains’, which was funded by the British Academy’s Just Transitions within Sectors and Industries Globally scheme. The project is led by Professor Mandy Sadan (Global Sustainable Development).
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Global Sustainable Development Competition!
Each year we run the Global Sustainable Development Competition. This is an exciting opportunity for school students in years 11 and 12 (aged between 15 and 17 years) to think creatively and gain valuable research skills as they learn more about global sustainable development.
We were particularly impressed with the range of creative submissions this year, from paintings to poetry, podcasts to short films. Not only this, but many of the creative submissions were outstanding. This made judging the competition a tricky task!
Find out more about this year's competition and the highly commended entries, runners-up, and winners.