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…

STEPS AT PLANET UNDER PRESSURE

The STEPS Centre is taking part in a variety of activities at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London next month, from March 26-29. The event promises to “focus the scientific community’s and the wider world’s attention on climate, ecological degradation, human well-being, planetary thresholds, food security, energy, governance across scales and poverty alleviation”.We are…

BIOTECH IN BANGALORE SEMINAR

Center for Public Policy (CPP), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the STEPS Centre, are coming together with the Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE) to hold a half a day seminar on ‘Biotech in Bangalore: Past Experiences Future Trajectories’.This event is sponsored by the UK-India Education Research Initiative through a grant to the STEPS…

STEPS IN PARLIAMENT

The STEPS Centre director Melissa Leach will represent the Centre in two UK Parliament events next week. After the Centre’s submission to the Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry in to science and development, Melissa was asked to give oral evidence to the Committee on Wednesday February 8. The session will be live streamed from…

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…

Full list of STEPS projects

Animal Disease Re-emerging transmissible transboundary animal diseases: comparing Rift Valley Fever with BSE Avian Flu Avian ‘flu: The politics and policy processes of a global response Biochar Biochar and Anthropogenic Dark Earths Biosafety Beyond Biosafety Biotechnology Biotechnology Research Archive Carbon Political ecologies of carbon in Africa Dams Dams, securitization, risks and the global water-energy-food nexus…

STEVE WADDELL ON DYNAMIC SUSTAINABILITIES

Steve Waddell, founding Executive Director of Global Action Network Net (GAN-Net) and Leadership for Change (among his many other activities) has written on his blog about the STEPS Centre’s recent flagship book, Dynamic Sustainabilities; Technology, Environment, Social Justice. His piece, entitled Sustainability Networks for Stability, Durability, Resilience and Robustness, takes a critical look at the…

NEW INITIATIVE TO HELP DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ACHIEVE LOW-CARBON GOALS

By Julia Day Friday 13th; unlucky for some. But for a new initiative launching today, we hope the old proverb is wrong and the date will prove auspicious. The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) – being unveiled in London today – aims to help developing countries move towards low-carbon economies. The idea behind…