RAND Europe News and Events

  • Event

    RAND Europe ‘Shines a light on the dark web’ at Festival of Ideas

    15 Oct 2018

    Giacomo Persi Paoli and Stijn Hoorens explored the challenges of the dark web as panellists in a discussion hosted by RAND Europe at Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas on October 15.

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    Whitmore discusses measurement of workplace wellbeing at London seminar

    13 Sep 2018

    At the second workplace health seminar co-hosted by RAND Europe and C3 Collaborating for Health, Michael Whitmore discussed whether measurement is important when evaluating health outcomes in workplace wellbeing.

  • Announcement

    New centre focuses on the future

    22 Aug 2018

    RAND Europe has created a new research centre that uses futures and foresight techniques to help clients visualise what may lie ahead, allowing the benefits and drawbacks of different options and actions to be explored.

  • Announcement

    Comments on confronting Truth Decay

    27 Jun 2018

    With the effects of Truth Decay already being felt across Europe, RAND Europe hosted a panel to discuss the implication of this phenomenon in Europe. Here we highlight our panellists comments.

  • Event

    European Defence Skills Partnership launched

    19 Jun 2018

    On 19 June, the European Defence Skills Partnership (EDSP) was launched at a high level conference. The EDSP brings together industry, academia, authorities and innovation research and vocational organisations to foster cooperation in building skills for the European defence industry.

  • Event

    Brussels Event: Confronting Truth Decay

    22 May 2018

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of RAND's Brussels office, a panel of distinguished speakers—Constantijn van Oranje, Michael Rich, Ann Mettler, Madeleine de Cock Buning, and Florian Freiherr von Heintze—discussed Truth Decay in Europe.

  • News Release

    RAND Europe (EU) Established in Belgium as Not-for-Profit International Association to be 'Focal Point' for RAND's EU Research Activity

    22 May 2018

    RAND Europe recently announced that its co-application with the US-based RAND Corporation to establish an international non-profit association (AISBL) in Belgium, RAND Europe (EU), has been successful after it received the required notarial deed and approval by Royal Decree.

  • Event

    Tom Ling Shares Evaluation Insights in IDSS Talk

    26 Apr 2018

    RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, shared insights from his more than 20 years of experience delivering robust and practical insights for partners such as DFID, UNICEF, Save the Children, the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the European Commission. He spoke about the delivery of high quality embedded evaluations that can be utilized to provide ongoing improvement to services.

  • Event

    Bélanger Discusses STEM Teaching at Canadian Conference

    06 Dec 2017

    Research Leader Julie Bélanger was invited to participate in the Canada 2067 National Leadership Conference. She spoke on a panel discussing how science, technology, engineering and maths are—and should be—taught in Canada.

  • Event

    Hofman, van Stolk Discuss cCBT at IAPT Conference

    06 Dec 2017

    Christian van Stolk and Joanna Hofman discussed their research on computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) at a national Digital IAPT Summit in Manchester. The event examined the development of digital technologies in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.

  • Event

    Rohr Explores Future of Transport at Cambridge Network Event

    30 Nov 2017

    Senior Research Leader Charlene Rohr spoke at a Cambridge Network event that examines what travel in Britain will look like in 2035 and how Cambridge can make use of emerging technologies’ potential to alleviate future transport demands.

  • Event

    Annual CCHSR Lecture Explores Digitising the NHS

    08 Nov 2017

    Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine, bestselling author of "The Digital Doctor," and leader of the group that authored the 2016 "Wachter Report" on digitising the NHS, described why digitising healthcare is so hard, and what needs to be done to get it right.

  • Announcement

    Hafner, Troxel Discussed Sleep at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

    18 Oct 2017

    Researchers Marco Hafner and Wendy Troxel participated in a panel, 'You are what you sleep', at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The event looked at what can be done to tackle the growing problem of sleep deprivation in society, and explained why the science and economics show that sleep really matters.

  • Multimedia

    Wellbeing and Quality of Life in Cambridge

    30 Sep 2017

    RAND Europe experts and Jane Paterson-Todd, Chief Executive of Cambridge Ahead, discuss the Quality of Life Survey, which aimed to understand what the typical employee of a Cambridge business feels about their quality of life. The research was commissioned by Cambridge Ahead, a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term.

  • Announcement

    Geogheghan-Quinn and von Heintze Join Council of Advisors

    18 Sep 2017

    RAND Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Council of Advisors, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Florian Freiherr von Heintze.

  • Event

    Future funding of NHS and social care in UK

    20 Jul 2017

    How to fund the NHS and social care in the UK has long been a subject of discussion. A public seminar on 20 July, 2017 discussed findings from a review of current thinking internationally.

  • Announcement

    RAND Europe to Partner in Healthcare Improvement Research Institute

    28 Mar 2017

    RAND Europe has been named a key partner in a new research institute to study how to improve healthcare. The Health Foundation awarded nearly £40 million to create the new institute, which will be established at the University of Cambridge.

  • Announcement

    Website Launched to Monitor Open Science Worldwide

    20 Mar 2017

    A new website for monitoring open science worldwide has been launched as part of ongoing work for the European Commission.

  • Announcement

    Van Stolk Gives Keynote at Health and Wellbeing Conference

    06 Mar 2017

    Chris van Stolk, vice president at RAND Europe, gave a keynote presentation at the Health and Wellbeing at Work 2017 exhibition on 7th March in Birmingham. He also chaired the event's ‘Best Place to Work’ programme.

  • Announcement

    RAND Europe Contributes to Digital Society Thought Leadership Programme

    02 Mar 2017

    RAND Europe is working in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver the 2017 Thought Leadership Programme, at St George's House, Windsor, to explore the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.

  • Announcement

    Rob Prideaux Joins RAND Europe as Senior Research Leader

    20 Feb 2017

    Rob Prideaux has joined RAND Europe as a senior research leader on an 18-month secondment from the National Audit Office. He will bring his experience of value for money assessment in UK government to support RAND’s mission to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.

  • Announcement

    Dame Carol Black Joins RAND Europe Council of Advisors

    01 Feb 2017

    RAND Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci to its Council of Advisors. She joined the Council at its semi-annual meeting yesterday in London.

  • Event

    RAND Europe Tackles Complex EU Policy Areas at E!Sharp Live

    24 Jan 2017

    At the E!Sharp Live conference "What Does Europe Mean to Europe?" experts Stijn Hoorens and Giacomo Persi Paoli discussed whether the free movement of people stands in the way of EU security.

  • Announcement

    CCHSR Annual Lecture Features Martin Roland CBE on History of NHS

    06 Dec 2016

    Martin Roland CBE, Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, spoke at the annual CCHSR lecture on Tuesday, 6 December 2016. The title of his talk was 'A Brief History of NHS Politics 1948-2030.'

  • Announcement

    Hall Appointed Director of Defence, Security and Infrastructure

    05 Dec 2016

    Alex Hall has been appointed Director of RAND Europe’s Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group which provides analytical and research support to a range of public policy clients in the UK and Europe.