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Applications are now open for funded research studentships at the Centre for the Study of Democracy.

A new paper by three members of the International Eco-Cities Initiative investigates the role of the public in smart city initiatives.

The Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture at Westminster Law School was delighted to continue its ongoing collaboration with Sheridans at this sold out event held in the historic Boardroom at the University of Westminster on 6 March.

Dr Kathlyn Wilson, Professor Peter Urwin and Dr Angela Wright have been awarded a research contract from Imperial College London.

We are delighted to congratulate Roisin Curran on achieving her Doctorate in Professional Studies (Higher Education Practice) degree at Westminster Business School. She achieved her doctorate on 23 February 2017 for her work on ‘A Framework for Student Staff Partnership in Higher Education’.

Dr Colin Gleeson, Reader in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Westminster Business School Research Associate Melahat Sahin-Dikmen and Professor Linda Clarke from the Westminster Business School have been appointed for a two-year, ten-country research project on Vocational Education and Training for Low Energy Construction (VET4LEC).

Social Media: A Critical Introduction (2017) is a critical guide for all students and scholars of media studies and sociology. This new edition published by Sage includes timely new chapters on China and the digital ‘sharing economy’.

The Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) hosted on Friday 3 March a discussion between Indian politician Shashi Tharoor and Professor Daya Thussu, Co-Director of the India Media Centre at the University of Westminster.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Politics and International Relations are organising a full programme of seminars with visiting speakers for Semester 2.

On 6 December the Graduate School welcomed Professor Carenza Lewis to give this year’s Annual Lecture.

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is a new book series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that fall into the scope of the series.

Loraine Leeson’s Active Energy project has received the Best Arts and Green Energy award from Regen SW.

Funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust, the new scholarships will support early career research in the University of Westminster’s Graduate School.

The University of Westminster Graduate School is offering five MPhil/PhD Scholarships in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Loraine Leeson’s Active Energy project has been shortlisted for the Best Arts and Energy Project at RegenSW’s Green Energy Awards.

Dr Trino-Manuel Ñíguez at the Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods has been awarded a three-year grant for a research project by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

We welcome papers from scholars, policymakers, artists and civil society group members that will engage critically with particular aspects of cultural policy in the Arab region.

The University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre and Africa Check debated the continued distortion and misrepresentation of Africa in public debate and the media on Regent Campus on 19 October.

Monsoon Assemblages (MONASS) was officially launched on 4 October at an event hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

Professor Alison Rieple at Westminster Business School was a panelist at the Chartered Association of Business School’s debate on interdisciplinary research at the British Academy last week.

Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Westminster Dr Sam Raphael has authored a report entitled ‘Arming Repression: The new British Imperialism in the Persian Gulf’, criticising the UK government’s role in arming repression throughout the Gulf region.

A new conference paper by Rob Cowley, a partner in the SMART-ECO project, investigates the relationship between science fiction and the recent discourses around 'smart' and 'eco' cities.

We are currently taking applications for fellowship research projects in the field of critical social and digital media research.

Rob Toulson, Professor of Creative Industries (Commercial Music) at the University of Westminster, showcased his robotic talents at the Victoria and Albert Museum during Digital Design Weekend as part of London Design Week taking place between 17-25 September.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Politics and International Relations are organising a full programme of seminars with visiting speakers this semester.

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