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The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
New UCL Provost hints at foreign strategy overhaul
23 October 2013
10 October 2013
UCL's new Provost Professor Arthur described a different approach for the future "where we give rather than take from our overseas interests".
Professor Arthur, who took over the post from Sir Malcolm Grant last month, said he “acknowledged” that UCL’s model of niche subject, research- intensive postgraduate campuses, such as UCL Qatar, had “to a degree been successful”.
But he described a different approach for the future, which would have a unifying theme consistent with UCL’s “history and values” and where “we give rather than take from our overseas interests”, in particular working with partners in the “global South”.
He said UCL should think about taking a problem-solving approach, as part of a network, and rather than working with only the best institutions “we should think about those universities who would aspire to work with us, those who are hungry, who are perhaps rising fast in their own country”.