Geography @ Manchester has been ranked 10th in the world and 6th in the UK by the QS World University Rankings 2013!
Postgraduate Taught Masters Scholarships & Awards for September 2013 Entry
Event: ESID Seminar & Book Launch - Open to All!
Weds 22nd May 2013 12.30-14.00
Humanities Bridgeford Street, Hanson Room
Professor Matt Andrews: "The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development: Changing Rules for Realistic Solution"
The SED workshop, located in the Humanities Bridgeford Street building basement, has been part of the Manchester School of Architecture since 1970. Employing the use of leading-edge technology, the workshop continues a long established tradition of modelmaking for schools within the Faculty. The SED workshop blog primarily records and informs modelmaking projects by BA and MA Architecture students. This provides a rich and regularly updated resource for all staff and students involved in Architecture and other disciplines.
Centre for Urban Policy Studies 30th Year Anniversary Conference
You are invited to a conference on urban policy to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of The Centre for Urban Policy Studies (CUPS) at the University of Manchester on June 4th, 2013 from 11:00-16:00.
The wide range of CUPS research projects over the last 30 years has focused on urban and regional issues and is characterized by its blend of academic expertise and policy relevance. We have had a particular focus on strong methodological and quantitative research and the themes of our work have covered the evaluation of the impacts of policy on the ground, the measurement of deprivation at a local scale, the exploration of the functional roles of neighbourhoods, and infrastructure development.
Invited speakers: Sir Brian Briscoe, Sir Richard Leese, Prof. Pete Tyler, Dr. Ruth Lupton, Dr. Alasdair Rae, Dr. Kitty Lymperopoulou, Dr. Robert Barr, and Peter Hetherington.
Registration is required. Attendance is free but spaces are limited. Lunch and light refreshments will be served. Please register by Monday the 13th of May 2013 at the latest. Attached is a full programme and directions to the venue.
Forced to die: Bangladesh factory collapse
30 April 2013: In the wake of the worst ever disaster in the global clothing industry, Doug Miller blogs on the collective solutions to Bangladesh's industrial problems.
See also reviews of Doug Miller's book, Last Nightshift in Savar: The Story of the Spectrum Sweater Factory Collapse (2012).
Call for Applications: The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
"The Potential for Cultural Diplomacy in supporting National and International Governance"
(Berlin, Bucharest, Rome, Washington D.C., New York City, London; May-July 2013)
The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2013 is the world's leading and largest event in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The Symposia 2013 will include large-scale events exploring the Potential for Cultural Diplomacy in Supporting National and International Governance. The events will take place in different cities throughout the months of May - July 2013.
The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Academician on Professor David Hulme and Professor Uma Kothari. Academicians are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Being an Academician means that a peer group has reviewed the standing and impact of one's work and it implies significant achievement and contributions to the discipline. We congratulate them both.
Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment was a Panelist at the regional launch of the Human Development Report 2013 in New Delhi on April 11, 2013. For video link and Press release click here.
Southern Voice: What does the Global South Think About the post-2015 Development Agenda?
What comes next after the Millennium Development Goals is the major question being asked in development circles around the globe. But until now, it is Northern voices that have dominated this crucial debate. Southern Voice, a network of 48 Think Tanks from Africa, Latin America and South Asia (receiving institutional support from Bangladesh’s Centre for Policy Dialogue) is seeking to change that balance, raising the voices of actors in the Global South in shaping this debate at the same time as strengthening their outreach capacity in a policy context dominated by Northern institutions. Their recently launched Southern Voice Occasional Paper Series is one mechanism for this, aiming to provide quality evidence and analysis that emerge from research in the Global South that can inform the global discussion on the post-2015 framework, goals and targets.
BWPI and IDPM’s Professor David Hulme was invited to inaugurate the Southern Voice Occasional Paper Series with his contribution on ‘The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Learning from the MDGs’. Hulme takes a critical view regarding the globalisation of poverty reduction efforts through the MDGs and their implementation, arguing that despite this historic Millennium Moment, the global development agenda has remained ‘business as usual’, accompanied by no foundational change in what was (and still is) happening. He outlines some of the key lessons he believes will be central to a more effective post-2015 agenda that demands greater change, including; a focus on the national, as well as the local; a more visionary and radical, rather than planning-oriented, framework; securing greater commitment from the major global players; and incorporating Southern Voices.
You can read Professor Hulme’s paper here: