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…

IAASTD: CONFLICTING VISIONS FOR A HUNGRY PLANET

By JOHN THOMPSON, STEPS Centre member Assessments GaloreIn recent years, global assessments have become the focus of considerable international scientific interest and the mobilisation of vast institutional, technical, human and financial resources. These frequently attempt to combine ‘expert-driven assessment’ with processes of ‘stakeholder engagement’ to address critical issues of major international importance.They are often presented…