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ITS Market Watch: Valuable insights from 4 case studies across Europe

The market for ‘Intelligent Transport Systems’ (ITS) is changing rapidly: topics like urbanisation, sustainability and digitalisation are changing the environment as well as the near future. Despite the investments in technology development and feasibility demonstrations, the systematic market penetration of ITS applications remains a major challenge.


The Other America: White working class views on belonging, change, identity and immigration

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This report presents an analysis of white working-class communities’ perspectives on belonging, change, identity, and immigration. Recent studies about the white working class focus on national politics, religion, and immigration; this study tells a national story from a grassroots perspective with an eye toward the prospects for cross-racial coalition building between working-class white communities and communities of color. 


Dance and Somatic Practices Conference Summary

Centre for Dance Research

The fourth Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, which took place in July 2017, was another great success with over 100 delegates joining for talks.


VIA Conference 2017 Summary

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

The 2017 VIA conference ‘Integrating Research and Practice to Combat Violence and Interpersonal Aggression’, was one of the year’s successes for us at VIA.


Volunteers Required! Coventry Life Festival 2017

Age Friendly City Coventry (AFC), is part of the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age Friendly cities. It is the world’s first AFC to be co-delivered by a partnership of a Charity (Age UK Coventry), Local Authority (Coventry City Council) and University (Coventry University). We are now seeking a team of volunteers to work with us to deliver this exciting and innovative festival.


What the Prevent duty means for schools and colleges in England: An analysis of educationalists’ experiences

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

In July 2015, a legal duty came into force requiring that ‘specified authorities’, including schools and further education colleges, show ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ – popularly referred to as the ‘Prevent duty’.

The report ‘What the Prevent duty means for schools and colleges in England: An analysis of educationalists’ experiences’, published 2 years after the introduction of the Prevent duty, seeks to get beyond the polarised public debate about the duty to explore the experiences of ‘front line’ education professionals.


Five year anniversary of vital maritime security research at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) is celebrating five years of research into the developing arena of maritime security.  This research specialism has grown in scope and importance during this period with an evolving understanding of the interrelated issues that affect all aspects of the maritime domain. 


Physics and Ballet

Researchers from Coventry University's Mobility & Transport joined members of the Royal Ballet got together in February to explore the dynamic relationship between physics and ballet.


Europeana Space: Spaces of possibility for the creative reuse of digital cultural content

Centre for Dance Research

We recently completed the project and received an ‘Excellent’ for the project in our final review. The project has been hugely successful and we are hoping to continue working with our partners on other projects.


CTPSR at the Guardian University Awards

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Coventry University has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by the Guardian for the impact of its research shedding light on the dynamics of Europe’s migration crisis.


Katharine Jones joins the One World Media Awards as a judge

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Katharine Jones has been invited to act as a judge for the One World Media Awards, Refugee Reporting category, 2017.


Professor Heaven Crawley joins the Overseas Development Institute

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Professor Heaven Crawley has joined the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as a Senior Research Associate to develop and strengthen links with the newly established migration research programmel.


Between conflict and survival: Unravelling the drivers of migration across the Mediterranean in 2015

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

On 17th January 2017, Professor Heaven Crawley she gave a seminar at London’s Refugee Law Initiative entitled Between conflict and survival: Unravelling the drivers of migration across the Mediterranean in 2015 which explored the use of categories to include and include certain group of migrants, and certain types of migration experiences, from the framework for international protection.


The Circular Economy and Sustainability: A Social Movement

Centre for Business in Society

On July 11th CBiS held ‘The circular economy: transitioning to sustainability?’ conference at the TechnoCentre. In collaboration with CReiMS (Centre for Research in Marketing and Society), Sheffield University Management School and the Academy of Marketing Sustainability SIG, the one day conference played host to over 80 delegates drawn from across Europe and UK, including academics and practitioners.


The ‘SMART’ way of assessing the sustainability of English and Welsh farms.

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Holistic sustainability assessment of farms in the UK managed according to Permaculture principles and compared to certified organic and conventional farms using the Swiss SMART indicator system (Sustainability Monitoring Assessement RouTine).


ALERT and the Human Wildlife Conflict Update

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience | Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

Over a year and a half into ALERT and CU’s program to reduce human-lion conflict within Zimbabwe’s Matetsi Conservancy, the database of images captured on specially-installed camera traps outside selected homesteads is growing steadily. Among pictures of smaller predators, such as genets, civets, servals and bush cats, several clear images of lions - along with black-backed jackals and hyenas - have been captured.


Professor Gideon Maas, Director International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, is appointed President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Professor Maas took over as President at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s (ISBE) 40th Annual Conference in Belfast on 8 November 2017.


NEWBITS - Through an improved understanding of ITS services towards innovative business models

The European Commission sees an important role for Intelligent Transport Systems – short ITS - in order to enhance greening transport and improve transport efficiency, safety, and security.


Sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration - REACH

Centre for Dance Research

The upcoming three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration.


Paving the way for digital railway in the UK

Centre for Business in Society

The Centre for Business in Society is thrilled to announce a new raliway collaboration with several industry stakeholders, aimed at creating a data-driven system-view of the railway electrification infrastructure. 


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