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Never has there been such an urgent need for educational research that tackles our understanding of global forces

Douglas Bourn. The impact of Globalisation on societies, economies and political systems has never been greater than it is today. Brexit, the rise of xenophobia and extreme forms of nationalism in Europe and the Trump phenomenon are in part due

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Brexit: German universities among those poised to benefit if researchers and funding shift

Humboldt University in Berlin. German universities may emerge as ‘winners’ from Brexit. Tilemahos Efthimiadis, CC BY Aline Courtois The UK is currently the second-largest recipient of competitive research funding from the EU: 6% of students and 17% of staff in

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

What young Britons really think about Brexit and their prospects outside the EU

Avril Keating. In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, much was made of how devastated young people were by the result. A survey by Lord Ashcroft suggested that over 70% of young people aged 18-24 voted Remain, while almost

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, young people

Brexit: what is at stake for UK universities?

Ludovic Highman.  UK higher education is about to experience a period of turbulence, as the consequences of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) become clearer. Higher education institutions are bracing themselves for what will no doubt be a period

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Understanding youth turnout in GenElec2017: some comments, cautions and caveats

Avril Keating.  Youth turnout in the British general election has once again been the focus of much media attention and social media comment, with some calling this election a “youthquake”. In this blog, I provide some contextual information for these

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, young people
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