Learning through practice and practice through learning: An interview on social science research with Alexandra Ioan
Alexandra Ioan is an alumna of two universities in the CIVICA alliance, and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Hertie School. Her current project, which takes place in the context of CIVICA, examines German social enterprises.
On 16 June 2020, the European Commission updated the status of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from “associated partner” to “full member” of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences, following a request submitted by the alliance.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the European University Institute launched a competitive selection to promote and fund new research across the humanities and social sciences. The selected projects draw on EUI expertise to address some of the most urgent societal challenges connected to the COVID-19 crisis, such as democracy, human rights, the social contract, e-learning, gender inequality, migration, and public trust.
Hertie School holds online PhD workshops open to the CIVICA network
During times of digital learning, the Hertie School organised a series of online trainings to allow PhD researchers to advance their professional and methods skills. 213 PhD researchers from across the CIVICA alliance applied to participate in the online PhD workshops.
23 new LSE research projects awarded funding to help shape the post-COVID-19 world
The LSE COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is supporting new research to address the challenges we face, both in terms of limiting the social and economic effects of the pandemic and helping to shape a better post-COVID-19 world.