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Five scholars from around the world have been awarded fellowships at the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) during the academic year 2016–17.

The Department of History, Sociology and Criminology hosted a meeting of the Education, Mobility, Lifelong-Learning and Training (EMLT) project with partner universities in Turkey, Czechia and Germany. The project is funded by Erasmus+ and brings together academics and Turkish Ministries of Commerce and Lifelong-Learning to evaluate the education and skills...

Dr Lindsay Bremner’s Monsoon Assemblages project which received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme is offering two full-time PhD Studentships.

Five scholars have been awarded fellowships at the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) during the academic year 2016/17: Dr Arwid Lund (Sweden), Dr Bingqing Xia (China), Dr Claudio Celis Bueno (Chile), Dr Ergin Bulut (Turkey), Dr Lynete Lusike Mukhongo (Kenya). All five are experts in the research field of...

The editors of Town Planning Review have chosen ‘Measuring Sustainability’ by Professor Michael Neuman and Stuart Churchill, as the best paper in Volume 86 Issue four for 2015.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today told the world’s performers that #LondonIsOpen as he hailed the diversity and talent of the capital’s international and home-grown artists ahead of the International Busking Day. According to a recent survey, commissioned by Busk in London, from the University of Westminster’s MusicTank, 86%...

The International Centre for Family Law Policy and Practice, in association with The Westminster Law School, together with the Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe, hosted the 2016 International Family Law Lecture at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street campus on Monday 4 July.

Two full-time University of Westminster PhD Studentships are available to candidates with Home fee status starting in January 2017, running full-time for four years, with £16,000 annual stipend plus fee waiver. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 26 August 2016.

The annual University of Westminster Staff Appreciation Awards took place at all four of the University’s campuses and faculties to celebrate contributions made by academics and staff who have made a great impact on the student experience this academic year.

On Friday 17 June, a one-day symposium, 'Sexual Violence Against Women: Voice and Representation', took place at the St Pancras Room, Kings Place, London.

How have cities been imagined, designed, and built along with the progress of science and technology? How have technologies been imagined, developed, and utilised in the construction of new cities?

Loraine Leeson will be speaking at Four Corners: 40 years of film in East London at the Whitechapel Gallery.

A new partnership has been established between the fact-checking organisation Africa Check (, the University of Westminster’s Institute for Advanced Studies (, and the Africa Media Centre (

A new report entitled ‘Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children’ has been released by Professor Jeanette Steemers and Feryal Awan from the University of Westminster.

Submissions of abstracts for presentations are now invited for the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017, hosted by UNU-Flores.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy in the Department of Politics and International Relations welcomed a new theme of gender and sexuality research to the centre by hosting a workshop for staff and postgraduate research students from across the university working in this area.

On Wednesday 11 May 2016, Westminster Business School held its Annual Doctoral Colloquium. The gathering is part of the research training programme and provides students with an opportunity to develop both academic and practical research skills.

A doctoral thesis produced by Rob Cowley as part of the International Eco-Cities Initiative has become available online via EThOS.

A symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban Infrastructure discussed the latest research on cities in the UK, China and elsewhere to understand what it tells us about achieving sustainability in urban areas, and how this links to the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Professor Marco Roscini, from the Westminster Law School, has been awarded a €53,900 grant to fund a research project into foreign intervention in civil wars.

The University of Westminster will host a symposium called ‘Media Engagement: Connecting Production, Texts and Audiences’ on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

The final two events in what has been a very full Theory Meets Practice series took place in March.

The China Media Centre has hosted the International Conference on China and the Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication.

Professor Simon Joss, from the Department of Politics and International Relations, is among the top five authors in the award-winning International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences.