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BEACONING sets a forefront in multifaceted education technologies through large-scale piloting of a digital learning platform that blend physical and digital spaces. As innovation action strategies, pilots combine opportunities for new ICTs in multiple ways that merge learning acquired in formal, non-formal and informal means, developing the skills for today’s abled and disabled learners and workforce.

Determining the performance of large biofiltration cells in treating contaminated runoff from a slum settlement and its reuse for urban food production South Africa Project

This project will determine the ability of purpose-built, large-scale biofiltration cells downstream from a large informal settlement to treat contaminated runoff resulting from dysfunctional sanitation and limited urban drainage infrastructure, to ensure safe, productive water supporting sustainable livelihoods through food production.

Progression of Accessibility Centres in higher Education for Students with disabilities in North Africa (PACES) Project

Ultimately, the aim of this project is to develop socioeconomic growth by modernising Higher Education and making it more accessible to students with special needs, thereby enabling Students with Disabilities to enter the workforce and to become independent and economically less disadvantaged.

Sustainable management of an Ethiopian rangeland for biodiversity and pastoralists Project

This project looks at how sustainable management of the Liben Plain enhances livelihoods and food security for 10,000 pastoralists, prevents mainland Africa’s first bird extinction and integrates biodiversity conservation into Ethiopian rangeland recovery.

Water quality performance of permeable pavements Project

Permeable pavements (PPS) are often the most appropriate sustainable drainage (SuDS) device for highly urbanised areas and can be used for parking areas, low speed roads and landscaped areas.

Co-Creating Welfare (CCW) Project

The project is funded by Erasmus+, the EU’s programme for education, training, youth and sport, and involves partners in Denmark, France and Portugal. As this is all about co-creation, we have practiced what we preach and have been talking to people working in welfare from the beginning and will continue to gather feedback along the way. We hope that with our help, welfare organisations across Europe will start putting these methods into action. Everyone should be involved together as a team from the beginning and all the way through.

Quantum Thinking for Agroecology Project

This research programme aims to explore the Principle of Complementarity or Wave-Particle Duality as it applies to agriculture

Building an Urban Serving University: a social relations programme for Coventry News

Urban universities are a huge asset for their home cities. They are catalysts for social mobility, investors in infrastructure and providers of extensive employment opportunities.

Conference at the Arab American University in Jenin (AAUJ), Palestine News

Three members of staff and one postgraduate student from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) presented papers at the first international conference on ‘Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in Palestine’ between 1-2 June 2014.

CBiS researchers collaborate with BJA to launch new Jewellers Social Responsibility Framework News

The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) has officially launched the new Jewellers’ Social Responsibility Framework to its members in November 2014. 

CBiS presents findings of Tackling Financial Exclusion project News

In December 2013 a significant step forward was taken in improving the transparency of the British banking sector. The British Bankers' Association and the Council of Mortgage Lenders jointly published aggregated data on bank lending, with the seven major lenders voluntarily taking part.

CAWR researchers release multi-lingual film on DVD to influence transnational policy News

The film, Imagining Research for Food Sovereignty, highlights key moments in the process and outcomes of the St. Ulrich Workshop on Democratising Agricultural Research for Food Sovereignty and Peasant Agrarian Cultures.

The Big Question: Can we build communities of trust and peace? News

On Tuesday 3rd February 2015, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations played host to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, launching a new series of public talks at Coventry University entitled ‘The Big Question.’ 

CU Researcher Wins International Award for PhD Thesis News

Coventry University's research Dr Jeane Gerard has received the coveted Richard Block Award for her PhD thesis. 

AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/EU students – C-DaRE Invites Applications News

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

DOS International symposium News

The Data, Organisations and Society research cluster aims to advance research and promote the debate on the challenges and opportunities related to the adoption of technologies in business and society. To that aim, the cluster organised the First International Symposium on Data, Information and Knowledge Management Research.

Sustainable society through Tokyo 2020 News

Dr Ian Brittain recently visited Tokyo, Japan supporting a variety of discussions about disability sports in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Whilst there he was a keynote speaker at several events.

On Gesture Symposium News

Gesture Symposium event was met with a very positive response and opened the conversation along avenues that were not anticipated. Importantly, the day demonstrated gesture’s role in the emerging postdigital landscape.

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