University’s membership of international network supports research collaboration

A partnership supported by the SGroup European Universities Network (SGroup) has led to the joint publication of a collective work taking a multidisciplinary, global view on political sciences theory: Evolving Dependency Relations; Old and new approaches is the outcome of the R/evolutions project.

The SGroup awarded seed money to the Revolutions project to support its first conference, hosted by Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in the city of Poznań, Poland, in March 2014. Alongside the University of Kent, project partners within the SGroup include AMU, Malmö University, Sweden, and the University of Catania, Italy.

Larry Ray, professor in the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research and member of the R/evolutions project team said: ‘This is an exciting project that began with a stimulating wide ranging conference on global dependency in Poznań in 2014 and promises to further collaboration on critical international social and political questions between the partner institutions and beyond’.
The SGroup is European network of higher education institutions comprising over 30 members from 16 European countries.  It was founded in 1989 in Spain with the aim of establishing special academic, cultural and socio-economic ties and exchanging best practice, to enhance the development of European education and research policies. Kent has been a member of the Network since 2011.

For information on the SGroup’s Seed Money initiative to support collaboration between partners, please visit the Network’s website. For information about the University’s activities within the Network, please contact Primrose Paskins ( in International Development.