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Universities and Economic Growth

Wed 01 May 2013

The relationship between universities and economic growth is a topic of far greater significance to national higher education sectors and government than it was just a decade ago. To begin the Universities and Economic Growth conference in 2013, our now former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, introduced a blog series by a number of guest bloggers, invited to offer their thoughts on the future of higher education.

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The empire is dead, long live the empire!

Fri 01 April 2011

The Habsburg Empire reigned in various parts of Europe for over 600 years. But how have these historical events influenced current attitudes to democratic institutions in the area? Dr Sascha Becker, Department of Economics, took part in a question and answer session about his current research into modern attitudes in Eastern Europe.

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Bring sustainable cities to life

Mon 16 August 2010

Sustainable cities are the dream. Reasonably self-reliant, the environmental impact of these metropolises are taken into account and the inhabitants do their bit to minimise the food, energy and water needed to live and to keep a city going. But how do we make that dream a reality?

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