RAND Europe News and Events

  • Probing the Barriers to Conducting Clinical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

    29 Aug 2014


    Developing clinical research in sub-Saharan Africa requires a more holistic approach that considers not only individuals and institutions concerned with clinical research but also the wider health and research systems in these countries.

  • The Price for Student Satisfaction and Success in Higher Education

    14 Aug 2014


    Choosing the right university and the best course of study is one of the most important decisions young people and parents will make. Not everyone makes the right decision. Of the wide range of factors involved in choosing a university, how important are university tuition fees to young people and their parents?

  • We Need to Talk About the Taboo — 'Mental Health Matters'

    11 Aug 2014


    The stigma surrounding mental health often leads young people to shy away from seeking the help and support they need. This year's celebration of the UN's International Youth Day (12th August) focuses on mental health and aims to raise awareness and remove the stigma.

  • How Smart Are Our European Cities?

    09 Jul 2014


    The urban population is expected to double by 2050, when seven out of every 10 people will live in cities. Poverty, inequality, unemployment, and energy management challenges are also expected to increase. One potential solution is the concept of the “smart city,” where initiatives are designed to fuse current infrastructures with digital technology.

  • Accenture Institute Conversations: Rebecca Schindler on the Internet of Things

    12 Aug 2014

    While the Internet of Things promises significant benefits to society, it also poses considerable legal, ethical and technological challenges. Helen Rebecca Schindler discusses how society, business and the economy will be affected by the IoT in an interview included in Accenture's Institute Conversation series.

  • Cave Participates in Debate on Promoting Competitive Consumer Markets

    02 May 2014

    Jonathan Cave, Senior Research Fellow at RAND Europe, recently joined a panel of experts, including Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, at a Which?-sponsored debate, "Promoting competitive consumer markets for sustainable growth." The experts reviewed the current state of consumer and regulatory affairs to consider ways to address widespread dissatisfaction with the way many consumer markets perform. Vince Cable subsequently blogged on the role of the new Competition and Market Authority.

  • Despite Medical Advances, Many Unaware of HIV Treatment Options

    23 Apr 2014

    New research from the National AIDS Trust shows that people’s understanding of HIV over the last 30 years has not kept pace with medical advances. For example, less than half of gay men surveyed were aware that emergency treatment to prevent HIV transmission can be taken up to 72 hours after exposure risk. With Mapping Pathways, RAND Europe is working to improve understanding amongst individuals and communities about the use of ARV drugs as an HIV/AIDS prevention strategy.

  • President of the European Research Council Opens RAND Europe’s Workshop

    03 Apr 2014

    To support a study of international research collaboration addressing the European Union’s 'Grand Challenges', RAND Europe is running an expert workshop today at the European Commission in Brussels, which will help shape policy recommendations to the EC.