News

First NZ-UK Link Visiting Professorship to the UK awarded to Margaret Wilson

Thursday 15 April 2010
School of Advanced Study
The NZ-UK Link Foundation, in collaboration with the University of London, are very pleased to announce that, following an open competition, the first Link Visiting Professorship to the UK has been awarded to Professor Margaret Wilson, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Waikato University. Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career as an academic and also in public life being an MP, Minister, and, from 2005-2008, Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament.

New edition of the International Handbook of Environmental Sociology

Thursday 15 April 2010
School of Advanced Study
Dr Graham Woodgate of ISA and Professor Michael Redclift of King's College have edited a second edition of the International Handbook of Environmental Sociology, which provides an assessment of the scope and content of environmental sociology, and sets out the intellectual and practical challenges posed by the urgent need for policy and action to address accelerating environmental change. Published March 2010 by Edward Elgar Publishing. See http://www.e-elgar-environment.com/Bookentry_DESCRIPTION.lasso?id=13276   for details.

School website ranked 109th most popular university website in the UK

Monday 8 February 2010
School of Advanced Study
The 2010 online ranking of the world's universities based on the popularity of their websites, produced by www.4icu.org , has just been released and the School is ranked at number 109 in the UK, making it the 1,998th most popular in the world. This places the School higher than several institutions in London, including Goldsmiths, the Royal Veterinary College, the University of the Arts, the Royal College of Music, and the School of Pharmacy.

IALS Library news

Thursday 28 January 2010
School of Advanced Study
IALS Library news for January 2010 is now on the IALS website: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/libnews/docs/january_10.pdf  It includes a report on the Annual Course on International Law Librarianship held in October 2009 in Istanbul, an article by Jonathan Sims on the law research collections at the British Library, and a brief update on some of the services at IALS Library

London debates 2009 publication

Tuesday 15 December 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the publication of London Debates 2009: What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture? The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is pleased to announce the publication of a policy document on museums and the globalisation of culture, arising from its 2009 London Debates workshop.

Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners awarded EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5million

Wednesday 11 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce the award of an EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5 million, under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Call, to the Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners (led by the University of Barcelona) for research into perspectivalism in thought and language.  

Roger Kain appointed Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study

Monday 2 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA as its new Dean and Chief Executive. Professor Kain, who is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter and Treasurer and a Vice-President of the British Academy, will assume the Deanship on 1 April 2010. Date released: 2 November 2009

Professor Iwan Morgan to speak at two debates on Obama at the Battle of Ideas

Thursday 29 October 2009
School of Advanced Study
Professor Iwan Morgan will be participating in two debates at the forthcoming Battle of Ideas on Sunday 1 November at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore. ‘Mr Obama Goes to Washington’ (1.45pm-3.15pm) will explore the extent to which Obama has instituted real change since coming to office. The other panelists are: James Crabtree, managing editor, Prospect; Bronwen Maddox, chief foreign correspondent, The Times; and Helen Searls, senior executive producer, Feature Story News. The chair is Cheryl Hudson of Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute.

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