The latest blog from Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick:
UK employment has risen by more than half a million over the last year, and employment is now back to pre-recession levels. Why has employment performed so well, despite output 'bumping along the bottom' and remaining 3% below its pre-recession peak? Dr Jennifer Smith from the Department of Economics explains.
This week’s launch of the 'Better Together' or 'No' campaign for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum means that the battle over Scotland’s constitutional future now begins in earnest. Alex Smith, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology explains how the next two years will prove decisive in the history of both Scotland and the United Kingdom – whether or not the former elects to leave the latter in 2014.
Leading economic historian and Director of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy Professor Nick Crafts compares the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Charles Dickens' ever-optimistic character - hoping that something will 'turn up' to boost his fortunes.
The annual conference of the European Universities Association (EUA) will take place at Warwick on March 22-23. The conference will be attended by over 300 university heads from all over Europe.