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RENPET Network Residency at KU Leuven

Óscar Fernández |

Óscar Fernández is a second-year PhD candidate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, also affiliated with the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). His PhD focuses on the EU’s role in global health. This article details his experience on a RENPET-funded research stay.

Research Trip to Brussels Supported by the UACES Scholarship

Sadaf Shahhosseini |

I am incredibly grateful to have been awarded the prestigious UACES scholarship. As a Ph.D. candidate in political science, this incredible opportunity has allowed me to embark on an exciting journey to the heart of European politics to conduct fieldwork research.

Bringing Transparency to University Teaching: The English Experience

Europe of Knowledge |

Andrew Gunn The UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has returned following revisions, but how has it changed? Are we any nearer to solving the wicked problem of measuring university teaching? And why did England, which already has mature quality assurance arrangements, need to introduce the TEF in the first place?   New Framework This September […]

"Leaving the ECHR" and other confusions

Simon Usherwood |

A mild detour for me before the summer holidays kick in: the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Part of the wider logic of ‘taking back control’ was the need to unshackle the UK from other constraints on its freedom to do as it will, in order to address situations it faces. Just as leaving […]

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