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Alan Marshall invited to join expert panel for the National Population Projections

Alan Marshall, has been invited to contribute to the National Population Projections expert panel offering particular input on the assumptions around future trends in rates of mortality and life expectancy. [28 Mar 2019]

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Major research on open society values in Europe published

Reports from a major project examining challenges to open societies in Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Poland and Hungary, led by our colleague Jan Eichhorn, has been published. The project “Voices on Values” examines how publics understand and rate values of open and closed societies and how they evaluate them in relation to other concerns, such as economic security, political stability or cultural traditions. Additionally, experts in each of the six countries conducted interviews with political elites and civil society leaders to examine whether they understood the views of publics in their respective countries. Such elite interviews were also administered with European Union officials in Brussels. [20 Mar 2019]

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Social Policy at Edinburgh ranked in top-20 in the world

The Social Policy subject area at the University of Edinburgh has achieved a rank amongst the world’s top-20 “Social Policy and Administration” departments in the 2019 QS World University Ranking (on position 18). [20 Mar 2019]

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4th year Undergraduates at Dissertation Writing Retreat

We recently ran another successful day retreat for our fourth year students. Nearly of all the students completing their current yearlong undergraduate dissertation projects took part in this workshop. It is the final instalment of a set of sessions provided to students in addition to the supervision meetings with their supervisors and very special in character. [12 Mar 2019]

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