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December 2016

MUI internal launch: celebrating our authored and edited urban books

(8 December 2016)

Earlier this week the internal launch of the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI) took place. Established on 1 August 2016, the Institute brings together graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and staff from anthropology, architecture, business studies, development studies, education, engineering, geography, gerontology, health sciences, history, planning, political science and sociology. It builds upon the work done by cities@manchester over the last few years and unites the five urban research groups within the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), together with researchers from across the institution.  With strategic investment from The University of Manchester, the Faculty of Humanities and SEED, MUI will oversee an increase in the intellectual and policy impact of the research of those involved. 

As part of the well-attended launch, which was hosted by MUI director Professor Kevin Ward, authored and edited books generated by those within the MUI during 2016 were celebrated. Three of the authors, Professor Stefan Bouzarvoski, Dr Gillian Evans and Dr Helen Wilson, spoke about their varied books and you can read all about their talks on the MUI website.

The external (and more formal) launch of the MUI will take place in early February, with the visit of Professor Michael Keith from the University of Oxford. This will see the launch of a new website, and the beginning of a programme of events that will run over the course of 2017. More details will be circulated soon.