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  • Person using digital medical sphere 3D rendering, photo by sdecoret/Adobe Stock

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    CCHSR lecture examines the potentials and pitfalls of digital healthcare in the 21st Century

    Professor Jonathan Benger CBE, Interim Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Portfolio Lead for the Digital Citizen in the Transformation Directorate of NHS England, will explore what “digital healthcare” really means, and how a misunderstanding of the benefits that technology can and cannot achieve is preventing us from realising the full potential of digital development and innovation.

    18 Nov 2022

  • A soldier returned safely from Afghanistan, heads home with his family, photo by Sergeant Ian Forsyth RLC/Crown Copyright OGL

    Announcement

    RAND Europe and King’s College London to run military research centre

    Two leading UK military research organisations have joined together to run a military research hub, the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre, curating a free and accessible evidence base of research into ex-Service personnel and their families.

    01 Sep 2022

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    News Release

    Removing Barriers to Diversity in the UK and U.S. Militaries Could Bring Significant Operational and Strategic Advantage

    A new report from RAND Europe highlights the significant strategic advantage that embracing diversity in the military could bring to the United Kingdom and the United States. From the exceptional information skills prevalent in many neurodiverse individuals, to language capability and advantages associated with having a military force that reflects the makeup of wider society, the report finds a significant range of benefits.

    24 Aug 2022

  • Members of all the Armed Forces and veterans on parade at the Armed Forces Day National Event in Plymouth, UK, photo by SAC Ben Tritta, MoD/CC BY-NC 2.0

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    RAND Europe supports Review of Armed Forces Incentivisation

    RAND Europe is collaborating with partner Ernst & Young to support the UK Ministry of Defence in conducting the Haythornthwaite Review of Armed Forces Incentivisation.

    15 Aug 2022

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    Expert Insights: Future Uses of Space

    In this Expert Insights podcast, James Black and Linda Slapakova discuss the potential uses of space out to 2050, ranging from defence, manufacturing, climate protection, and tourism.

    14 Jul 2022

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    News Release

    Don't Cut Research Ties with China, Say UK Academics

    A new study from the not-for-profit research institute RAND Europe involving more than 80 UK-based academics from a range of disciplines and institutions finds a resounding appetite for continued collaboration with Chinese colleagues, despite acknowledged tension over security concerns.

    22 Jun 2022

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    Expert Insights: Truth Decay in Europe

    The role of facts and data in public life in Europe is changing and a new study has found evidence of the signs of Truth Decay. However, there is still time to act and help prevent or slow its growth. Senior researchers Axelle Devaux and Stijn Hoorens discuss the research in the Expert Insights podcast.

    17 May 2022

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    Lucas discusses 'How do we build a resilient society?' at Cambridge Festival 2022

    During an expert panel discussion hosted by RAND Europe at the 2022 Cambridge Festival, Rebecca Lucas explored the question, 'How do we build a resilient society?'

    31 Mar 2022

  • Announcement

    Hans Pung interviewed by Global Philanthropic

    As part of Global Philanthropic's 20th anniversary, the organisation interviewed RAND Europe president Hans Pung, one of 20 selected leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector., about the long term impact the pandemic could have on education for this generation of youth and the impact of mental health on society during the pandemic.

    16 Mar 2022

  • Cover of RAND Europe's 2021-2022 Annual Report, design by Jess Plumridge/RAND Corporation

    Announcement

    Annual review highlights evidence-based research

    The complexities of COVID-19 have increased the importance of evidence-based policymaking. Our annual review, Spotlight 2021-2022, highlights selected RAND Europe projects that address the important issues of our time.

    23 Feb 2022

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    Investment in languages education could return double for UK economy

    Investing in languages education in the UK will return more than the investment cost, even under conservative assumptions, according to a new study from RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

    22 Feb 2022

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    News Release

    COG-UK Consortium's Pathogen Genomics Expertise Played Important Role in UK Response to COVID-19; Valuable Contribution to Public Health Genomics Should Not Be Lost

    The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium's efforts to sequence and understand the diverse variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, have been key to informing public health decisionmaking and efforts to control its spread.

    15 Feb 2022

  • The Command and Staff Academic Provision (CSAP) contract award team is pictured in the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the Defence Academy with [front row, left to right]: Major General Andrew Roe, Chief Executive and Commandant of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom; Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal of King’s College London; Lieutenant General Sir George Norton KCVO CBE, Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies, photo by Kevin Schwaerzler, Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyright

    Announcement

    RAND Europe supports KCL to secure long-term contract delivering defence and security education

    King’s College London (KCL) has successfully secured the Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to deliver professional military education at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. RAND Europe and Cranfield University will be collaborating with KCL to deliver this contract over the next few years.

    18 Jan 2022

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    The Global Digital Skills Gap

    Increasing digitalisation has changed the nature of work, making digital skills an essential attribute for the modern workforce. However, the demand for digital skills is outpacing the supply, creating a global digital skills 'gap'. RAND Europe researchers Salil Gunashekar and Carolina Feijao discuss what is driving the digital skills gap and how organisations could address the issue.

    14 Jan 2022

  • Father having a video call with doctor for sick daughter, photo by FatCamera/Getty Images

    News Release

    Greater Adoption of Telemedicine Could Reap Benefits for the Canadian Economy of Nearly 6 Billion CAD Annually

    Increasing the use of telemedicine in Canada through teleconsultations between patients and their primary care provider could lead to benefits for patients, society, and the economy. The economic value of time saved, through fewer hours spent on traveling to appointments and waiting, could be up to 5 billion CAD alone each year.

    06 Dec 2021

  • Nick Fahy presents his research at the World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, 10 November 2021, photo by Martins Fotografía de Empresa/Courtesy of IHF

    Announcement

    Fahy Speaks at World Hospital Congress in Barcelona

    Discussing his research into the pandemic's influence on use of digital health tools, Research Group Director Nick Fahy posed the question, ‘Is it a bicycle or an elastic band?’ That is, will the use of digital health technology snap back after the pandemic ends, or will the pandemic spur on greater use over time?

    29 Nov 2021

  • Woman sits on a blue chair waiting for the emergency room, photo by toodtuphoto/Adobe Stock

    Event

    CCHSR lecture examines the promise of universal NHS healthcare

    Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive of National Voices, shared her thoughts on the ‘universality’ of NHS services as a promise more complex than widely assumed. A deeper understanding of what this promise means now may enable a more progressive, inclusive and human-shaped recovery.

    18 Nov 2021

  • A large European Union flag lies at the centre of Schuman Square outside European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 8, 2021.

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    European Strategic Autonomy in Defence

    What does European strategic autonomy in defence mean for the EU, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and EU-U.S. relations? In this Expert Insights podcast, researchers discuss the path towards greater EU defence integration and factors that affect how this autonomy develops going forward.

    09 Nov 2021

  • Announcement

    Black provides expertise at numerous space policy events

    Research Leader and space policy expert James Black has a busy month, with three engagements at UK and international events.

    03 Nov 2021

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    Announcement

    Fahy joins RAND Europe to direct health and wellbeing research group

    Dr Nicholas (Nick) Fahy has joined RAND Europe as the new group director for health and wellbeing research, including health systems and healthcare innovation, workplace wellbeing, and the behavioural and social determinants of health and wellbeing.

    18 Oct 2021

  • Two men looking at a mobile phone, photo by Muhammad Faiz Zulkeflee/Unsplash

    Announcement

    Testimony addresses tech and the future of UK foreign policy

    Researchers presented written testimony to the UK House of Commons concerning how the FCDO could support the UK’s response to the opportunities and challenges presented by new and emerging technologies. This could be through new forms of diplomatic engagement and building globally shared understandings of standards, rules and norms for the responsible development and use of new technologies.

    21 Sep 2021

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    The Future of Research Assessments

    How do researchers expect the types of research they produce to change in the next 5 to 10 years? In this Expert Insights podcast, Catriona Manville and Susan Guthrie discuss the future of the research landscape and how changes may affect the nature of research assessment in the UK.

    17 Sep 2021

  • RAF A400M Atlas transport aircraft carrying out a series of spectacular test landings and take offs on a beach, UK MOD photo by Andrew Linnett/Open Government Licence

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    Strategic Airlift in Africa

    A narrated presentation describes the Strategic Airlift in Africa project undertaken for the Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE), including the study objectives, complexity of lift challenges, impact of poor coordination, opportunities for improving coordination, and areas for further investigation.

    20 Aug 2021

  • Cloud-free view of Great Britain and Ireland, taken from Envisat on 28 March 2012, photo by European Space Agency/CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

    Announcement

    Testimony addresses UK space defence

    Researchers presented written evidence to the UK House of Commons Defence Select Committee concerning the Government’s approach to developing and protecting the UK’s defence space capabilities, including interoperability with allies, improving the resilience of assets, aligning private sector investment, and ensuring high calibre staffing.

    30 Jul 2021

  • Image of a HAR2 Bell Griffin helicopter, seen here at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus on 4 July 2021 assisting with efforts to tackle wildfires across Cyprus, photo by Cpl Phil Dye/UK Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright

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    Understanding the Value of Defence

    RAND Europe Defence, Security and Infrastructure director Ruth Harris and Research Leader James Black examine the ‘value proposition’ of UK defence in this audio conversation. They explore how the value it brings to the nation can be better articulated across government, to partners and to the wider public.

    13 Jul 2021