Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

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Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

THE Scholarly Web

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Daniel Hamermesh, professor in economics at Royal Holloway, University of London, has been appointed director of the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) global academic network. Professor Hamermesh will coordinate the activities of 1,360 research fellows and affiliates from more than 50 countries. He will also become editor-in-chief of the IZA World of Labour, an online information resource for policymakers. "It is a great honour to do this and to lead the construction of the IZA World of Labour project, an initiative that harnesses scientific knowledge to public policy and to the public discussion of economic issues," he said. He will take up his role on 1 March.

Nick Jennings, one of the world's leading computer scientists, has been appointed vice-provost of Imperial College London. Professor Jennings, currently Regius professor of computer science at the University of Southampton, will help to develop and lead Imperial's research strategy. He also served as the government's inaugural chief scientific adviser for national security from 2010 to 2015. "Imperial's Strategy 2015-2020 shows it has the ambition and courage to become an even more successful and influential research university," he said. …

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