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Debating the future of artificial intelligence event co-hosted by CSaP

2 August 2018

On 5 July 2018, the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) collaborated with the Mercator Science Policy Fellowship Programme to host a public debate in Brussels on the future of artificial intelligence (AI). Held at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, the event brought together experts on AI...

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Emotional responses to world inequality (Emotion, Space and Society Vol. 22, Feb 2017, pp.25-35)

27 July 2018

Drawing on discussions with Kenyan, Mexican and British teachers, this paper by A. Barford reports on emotional responses to international socio-economic inequality. Emotional regimes are explored to identify what ‘appropriate’ responses to inequality are in a variety of local and national contexts.

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Digital transformation in Africa: three lessons from India's experience

27 July 2018

African economies and India have faced many similar challenges to digital transformation. However, India has successfully launched many unique digital initiatives in the last few years. So what lessons can African countries learn from India’s experience?

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Recipients of Newton-Bhabha grants to address the global health needs of women and children announced

26 July 2018

Seven research partnerships will receive a total of £10 million under Phase 2 of the Global Research Programme on Health between UKRI (led by the Medical Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council), the Department for International Development and India’s Department of Biotechnology, under the Newton-Bhabha Fund.

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'The Child of the Radio' - the positive public health impact of health communication

23 July 2018

Development Media International (DMI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are publishing the results of a randomised controlled in Burkina Faso that shows extraordinary results from a malaria education radio campaign.

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A better measure of research from the global south (Nature, Vol 559, Issue 7712)

23 July 2018

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDCR) developed a tool to evaluate the quality of research that is grounded in, and applicable to, the local experience to change how we assess applied and translational research.

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Vice-Chancellor’s awards showcase Cambridge researchers' public engagement and societal impact

23 July 2018

The 2018 winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards at Cambridge University have been announced.

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Sir David Attenborough launches new' polar ship

23 July 2018

Sir David Attenborough has launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK's newest polar ship - named after him - into the River Mersey.

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Lord Ahmad publishes annual Human Rights Report 2017

23 July 2018

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

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Implications of UK-EU negotiations for development and aid examined

23 July 2018

The International Development Committee took evidence from the Secretary of State for International Development on UK-EU development cooperation and the implications for UK aid on 17th July 2018.

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Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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