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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.

This is a call for papers on the topic of democratic network governance.

An investigation into the history of Jamaican music’s contribution to the culture and heritage of Britain is to be launched at the University of Westminster.

The University of Westminster’s Research Centre for Optimal Health (ReCOH), along with collaborators in Mexico, and King’s College London, have been awarded a research grant by the Medical Research Council to help combat childhood obesity.

Senior Lecturer in Transport Dr Rachel Aldred has made the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000: London’s most influential people 2016 – Transport list. The Progress 1000 list features leading figures in science technology, business, politics and arts, including notable figures such as Prince Charles and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

A paper on coaching culture development written by Nick Kapoutzis, Head of Leadership and Organisational Development at the University of Westminster, was released by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) as a best practice case study.

Two second-year Westminster students from the Faculty of Science and Technology spent their summer contributing to essential research such as treating and preventing cancer and stroke, as part of their high profile summer studentships.

Andrew Bull, who graduated from the Urban and Regional Planning MA course in 2015, has been announced as one of the five finalists for The Royal Town Planning Institute’s Awards for Research Excellence in the Student Award category.

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.