A shocking report from Times Higher of a study showing doctoral students at high risk of suicide due to stress. The Co-op foundation’s Lonely but not alone campaign offers students forums of support and messages for those experiencing loneliness.
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There have been proposed cuts to the UK aid budget. For some background and reactions to the proposed cuts see these useful resources: The 0.7 percent aid target – Commons Library briefing paper Reducing the UK’s aid spending in 2021 – Commons Library briefing paper Statistics on International Development: Provisional UK Aid Spend 2020 OECD […]
Created by the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, the Encyclopedia currently includes 129 commonly-used humanitarian concepts. It also aims to provide crowd sourced resources and links to online learning resources for humanitarians.
A new paper by UN DPPA Mediation Support Unit and Swiss Peace which explores the role of social media in armed conflict. It includes practical examples of how it can be used for communication on how to prevent, manage and resolve conflict.
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ACLED-Religion A new project collecting data on religious repression, disorder and violence. Coverage begins at the end of January 2021. The pilot project currently collects real-time data on seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, and Yemen. Building off ACLED’s core methodology for monitoring global political violence and […]
The Taliban Sources Project (TSP) is one of few Taliban documentation projects in existence and includes the cultural, social, and legal output for the years 1979-2011. It was launched online in 2020 by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) in cooperation with the University of Oslo. It was developed from a private collection compiled between 2006 and […]
Shocking results from the Access & Participation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities in UK Postgraduate Research – Policy Briefing UK CGE The proportion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students enrolled in UK H.E. in 2018/19 dropped from 24.81% at undergraduate level to 18.07% at postgraduate research level (excluding enrolments where ethnicity is unknown). Between 2016/17 […]
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2019 United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference on Uniformed Capabilities, Performance and Protection. This took place on 29th March 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The videoed speeches and resolutions from this conference are now available on a special website. They include a gender parity strategy for increasing the number of women […]
A new open-access journal produced by Leicester Learning Institute – The Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (JLTHE) – was launched this week. The first issue can be read here. JLTHE is published using the Leicester Open Journals service. The journal aims to “raise the profile of scholarship in educational practice, and to […]
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How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]