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A new report published by the British Academy today asks UK universities to consider examples of excellent quantitative skills teaching in social science departments in other parts of the world, if they are to reach the standards achieved by leading universities elsewhere.Measuring Up cites 16 case studies of social science ...
21 Mar 2016
The British Academy is wishing to construct an evidence base to demonstrate excellence in the ways in which humanities and social sciences is taught at UK universities. As part of this, the Academy will commission an analysis of teaching across its disciplines. This project forms part of the Academy’s remit to ...
11 Mar 2016
Being Human, the UK's national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, is inviting applications for public event funding.Now in its third year, the festival will bring together leading academics, ...
9 Mar 2016
Leading scholars will meet at a British Academy conference on 7 – 8 March to discuss for the first time how research into the neuroscience of empathy could help find a new approach to the Palestine-Israel conflict. After 100 years of conflict between Palestinians and Jewish Israelis, this conference will ...
26 Feb 2016
The British Academy welcomes the Science & Technology Committee report which outlines the opportunities big data presents to the UK. The Academy's submission to the inquiry highlights the need to makes real and consistent effort to engage with what the Government calls one of the 'eight great technologies'. ...
12 Feb 2016
The British Academy has today, 12 February 2016, announced eight projects it will fund as part of its £4 million global anti-corruption research scheme in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID). The BA-DFID partnership is one component of DFID's Anti-Corruption Evidence ('ACE') Research Programme.Led by Paul Heywood (Sir ...
12 Feb 2016
The group of expert researchers who produced a British Academy policy report on imprisonment have welcomed the government’s decision to implement reforms aimed at reducing violence, substance abuse and self-harm within prisons, as well as rates of reoffending.The Prime Minister announced an overhaul of Britain’s 121 prisons in a bid ...
11 Feb 2016
The British Academy welcomes the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015 and OECD Building Skills for All study. It is positive to see the growth in overall vacancies, however, it is concerning to note that the number of skill-shortage vacancies has gone up by 43% since 2013. Evidence from our work ...
28 Jan 2016
The British Academy has published the results of a YouGov survey on community energy investment and co-ownership as part of its series of Debates on Energy and the Environment and its Community Energy Generation project. The survey reveals insights into people’s opinions about community owned energy projects, and different types ...
21 Jan 2016
Thirty three percent of Britons hold faith to be the least important aspect of Christmas, according to a survey by YouGov on behalf of the British Academy.Ahead of our season of events around Faith, we asked what are the least and most important parts of Christmas.Only 7% of those surveyed ...
23 Dec 2015

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