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In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate.
3 August 2015
Lucy Shackleton More...
Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM
In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Small Grants Scheme for UCL Staff
Every year, we invite applications from UCL staff to our Small Grants Scheme. Via this scheme, we fund projects that feed into existing or may lead to new collaborative research on Europe in any discipline.
The new Call for Proposals for projects to be undertaken in the academic year 2015-2016 has yet to be announced.
Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions; collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments is particularly encouraged. Funding of up to £2000 plus some administrative assistance is available per project.
Current Projects (2014-2015)
- Tackling Inequalities through Labor and Social Regulation
- Population ageing and planning for walking in EU countries
- A Common Foreign Policy? Analyzing foreign policy of EU member states using speeches at UN General Assembly
- Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe
- Arendt and the Ancients
- Territories of Trauma and Decay: A Forensic Approach to the Post-IndustrialLegacies of Rio Tinto, Andalusia, and Thames River, London.
- EU resource efficiency policy: taking forward the resource efficiency agenda in the new European context
- Only Doing My Duty. Defining Perpetrators in Relation to State Sanctioned Violence
We invite proposals that aim to either (or both):
- achieve research impact (through scholarly output, public engagement, influence on policy and practice, knowledge transfer or similar)
- prepare the ground for extended research projects (including grant applications).
Projects eligible for funding include:
- costs associated with research activity (e.g. travel, interviews), including research assistant time (UCL HEFCE staff costs/salaries are not eligible), which leads to an event, feeds into a discussion group or results in a co-authored publication.
- costs associated with a pilot study or the preparation of a research grant application
- organising a research conference, seminar series, workshop(s), or a public panel discussion;
- convening a reading or discussion group;
- public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions
Latest projects funded under the Small Grant Scheme:
- ECHIE: Economic Crisis, Heritage and Identity in Europe: The Greek Case
- eMigrating Landscapes Project
- New Perspectives on Virgil’s Georgics
- Imagining Europe during the Great War
- Postwar Cosmopolitanism: Political Universalism from the Seven Years' War to the Cold War
- Revisiting Ivan Fedorov’s legacy in early modern Europe
- Generating Social Trust in the 21st Century
- Enriching Public Discourse - Empowering African People
- Transnational co-operation and European regions: The Nordic model in comparison