October News RoundUp

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We launched a new development economics MSc exchange programme, a multi-disciplinary PhD platform and a winter workshop. Plus a big welcome for a VIP International Guest.

Welcome Back!

  • Welcome back to our Year in Industry students who have spent a year in the working world but have re-joined us for their final year of study. Find out about their placements.

Research is key

What is a ‘Green’ job?

  • The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place Glasgow motivated PhD student Yannis Galankis to see how many firms are still active in sectors where “green jobs” exist. What is a green job?


  • 40 years of Professor Thirwall’s pioneering paper ‘The Balance of Payments Constraint as an Explanation of International Growth Rate Differences’ is being celebrated with a special edition. Find out more.

We received a visit…

  • We welcomed the refugee puppet girl Little Amal, a performance art piece to highlight forced migration, to campus after her 8000km walk from Syria to the Kent Coast. In reality how do host nations respond to an influx of youth labour?  Read more here. 

Things to come…

  • A workshop on Firm Dynamics, Market Structures and Productivity, comes to Kent in December. More information here.

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