STEPS Summer School

A global outlook for impact: Sussex ranked #1 for Development Studies

The QS University Rankings 2017 have ranked the University of Sussex first in the world for Development Studies. The result is an opportunity to celebrate the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered across the Sussex campus, including at the Institute of Development Studies.

STEPS Summer School 2014 – Elsie Khakasa’s review

Guest post by Elsie Khakasa, STEPS Summer School 2014 participant. This post is reposted from Elsie’s blog with kind permission. Two weeks of a thought provoking and intense summer school have left me excited, and intellectually invigorated. I was fortunate to take part in this year’s STEPS Centre Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability, held from…

Prof Melissa Leach appointed director of IDS

Professor Melissa Leach, ESRC STEPS Centre director, has been appointed as the new director of the UK’s Institute of Development Studies. Prof. Leach will continue in her current roles, as director of the ESRC Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre and the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, until she begins her new role…

STUDYING SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT AT IDS

For those considering postgraduate study in England, the uncertainties of taking a year out of ‘normal’ life may be worrying. We’ve asked some of our recent students at  the Institute of Development Studies to talk us through their experience of studying on the MA Science Society and Development. For the second of our student profiles we…

WHY STUDY THE MA SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT AT IDS?

What is it like to be an MA student at Institute of Development Studies? A graduate of the 2011 cohort talks about why she moved from New Delhi to take the MA Science, Society and Development. Shweta Srinivasan, was working for the Indo-Asian News Service, an International News Agency based in New Delhi, India, when…

WE’RE IN THE IDS ANNUAL REPORT

By Nathan Oxley, STEPS Communications Assistant The STEPS Centre is mentioned twice in the beautifully interactive Annual Report of the Institute of Development Studies. The Knowledge, Technology and Society section of the report cites our New Manifesto project, and Kamal Kar is quoted on our 2011 Water Symposium. The report’s a good way of getting…

ONE-MONTH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS WITH THE STEPS CENTRE: APPLY BY 30TH JUNE

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to engage with the STEPS Centre during a one month period based in Sussex. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2010. The ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre is a global research and policy engagement hub based in Sussex, drawing…

INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, DEVELOPMENT: A NEW MANIFESTO – THE STUDENTS’ VIEW

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member With British summertime underway in the usual fashion (horizontal rain battering the windows) a 16-strong group of MA and DPhil students and visiting fellows from the Institute of Development Studies and SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research are gathered here in Brighton to take part in the STEPS Centre’s…

Food Crisis, Lawrence Haddad on BBC News

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Lawrence Haddad, Director of IDS, was interviewed about the food crisis for the BBC 10 O’clock News. Watch a video of the news item and read about what Mr Haddad said on the IDS website.