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thumbnail Second international meeting of the project UrbanRain

The second international meeting of UrbanRain — a social-science-led, international comparative interdisciplinary project bringing together urban planners, geographers, hydrologists, and sociologists — took place on 26-27 November 2014 in Barcelona.

published on: 1st December 2014

A sociologist from Transylvania

Sociology’s Professor William Outhwaite was invited to speak at a conference in Cluj, Romania (17-18 November 2014), to mark the centenary of the birth of Zevedei Barbu

published on: 28th November 2014

Are universities the engines of regional prosperity?

CURDS's Professor John Goddard is quoted in a Times Higher article on how universities can spur regional growth

published on: 27th November 2014

thumbnail Professor Diane Richardson gives keynote paper at UCLA

Sociology’s Professor Diane Richardson presented an invited keynote paper Sexuality and Citizenship: Remaking Boundaries of Tolerance and Acceptance at UCLA on November 18th, 2014


published on: 27th November 2014

thumbnail I’m 21 and likely to be renting for years. So just what can we do about it?

The future of housing in the North East was among the topics presented by students at an event supported by the University's research scholarships and expeditions programme.

published on: 24th November 2014

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