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Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia

Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia builds on the work of the PURE project and was funded by the Scottish Funding Council. PURE provided valuable insights into the possibilities of developing common, but regionally sensitive, methods for universities and regional governments to better understand the nature, quality and extent of their current engagements, and the potential for growth.

Building Sustainable Futures in Africa: Using Capacity-Strengthening Activities to Design and Pilot Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Research

The Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network project has since 2016 designed and piloted a range of activities that: (1) address the need for innovative methodologies that cut across the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities; (2) translate existing ODA-focused projects into opportunities for new networks of trust and commitment, and new lines of inquiry; (3) shape new opportunities for impact that address locally-articulated socio-ecological problems and challenges; and (4) underpinning all of this, generate research that cr

Research Associate: Educational Disadvantage and Place, School of Education/Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

Job Purpose: To make a leading contribution to the project Educational Disadvantage and Place within the Education programme of the ESRC-funded Urban Big Data Centre. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of educational disadvantage and/or urban neighbourhoods, and strong proven skills in the quantitative analysis of large data sets.

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Building Connections: Community-Based Phytostabilisation/Remediation in southern Africa

The purpose of this project is to scope the potential of phytostabilisation – planting designed to keep materials in place - as an environmentally sensitive, inclusive and low-cost strategy that will allow for an enhanced social resilience in the face of food insecurity and economic precariousness (keeping roads working) while at the same time enhancing the ecological resilience of much needed arable lands (designing roadsides that mediate erosion and can potentially even become productive in their own right) and the long-term social resilience of communities that are precariously connected via these roads.

Building Futures: Aspirations of Syrian Youth Refugees and Host Population Responses in Lebanon, Greece & the UK

This is an in-depth and innovative comparative study of the experiences, skills and aspirations of young Syrian refugees, who have been forcibly displaced by the conflict in their home country, and the corresponding attitudes and belief structures of the host population in three receiving states: Lebanon, Greece and the United Kingdom.

Men's Sheds in Glasgow - October 2016

Men's Sheds in Glasgow - October 2016

On 13 October 2016, CR&DALL was very pleased to host an event concerned with the Men's Sheds movement internationally, the programme for which can be found at this link. With some 70+ attendees, there was lively discussion led by speakers from Australia, Ireland and Scotland, and much media coverage, linked to some of which are listed below.

LISTEN: Are you a Glasgow 'Shedder'? (Web) - 13/10/2016

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Universities and Lifelong Learning (UALL) series - 50% discount to CR&DALL subscribers

The Universities and Lifelong Learning (UALL) series (edited by Professor Michael Osborne) and published by Manchester University Press (MUP) analyses the external engagement activities of universities and third-level institutions and is concerned with the range of activity that lies beyond the traditional mission of teaching and research.

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International Literacy Day 2015: Literacy and Sustainable Societies

UNESCO invited around 100 partners, representing governments, civil society, universities and other stakeholders from around the world for a Global Meeting to discuss achievements made, and look into the way forward to cope with a situation where more than seven hundred millions youth and adults are denied the human right to literacy.

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Report on ExReMet event in Glasgow, 24th July 2015

The ExReMet event on Friday, 24th July, 2015 proved there is a lot of concern, understanding and good practice happening throughout Europe on the issue of domestic abuse and violence against women. Partners in the Grundtvig collaboration from Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Scotland (UK) attended their last partnership meeting to share their work over the last two years with practitioners throughout Scotland. Over the two years the women from all six countries have designed and disseminated several products e.g.

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