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Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded
Staff and guests of the Centre for Rural Economy attended a celebration dinner at the Guildhall on the evening of Wednesday 26 February to celebrate the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education 2014. The Chancellor, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, Vice Chancellor Chris Brink and Duke of Northumberland Professor of the Rural Economy Philip Lowe led the Newcastle gathering. On Thursday 27 February the award itself was presented to Professor Brink and Professor Lowe by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace. Twenty universities and colleges received Queen’s Anniversary Prizes this year. To view a photo of the event see our blog.
published on: 28th February 2014
Rural areas offer great economic potential says Newcastle academic
The countryside isn’t just about farming and tourism, according to CRE Associate Professor Mark Shucksmith, interviewed on BBC R4 "Farming Today". Professor Shucksmith pointed out that three quarters of the output of the rural economy in North East England comes from other sectors, including manufacturing, and that buildings no longer required for farming can be attractive to new or growing businesses.
published on: 20th February 2014
Fruitful links between CRE and Cornell
The Centre for Rural Economy has well-established links with the US. In the latest CRE blog Nina Glasgow, currently visiting us on sabbatical from Cornell University, explains just how productive those links have proved. Not only have they resulted in some significant publications, but they have also inspired the establishment of the Rural Learning Network of Central and Western New York, which draws on the model of CRE’s Northern Rural Network. Nina expects her current visit to be equally fruitful and interesting.
published on: 13th February 2014