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SPARK’s strengths shine in REF

Posted on 7 June 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Top ratings for social science research   The UK’s first social science research community – SPARK – is producing internationally leading work, according to the latest Research Excellent Framework (REF) assessment. REF […]

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Igniting ideas: Creating a social science park to tackle major societal challenges

Posted on 23 May 2022 by Blogs Admin

Our society is facing many complex challenges, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change emergency. In our world of global connections and complications, we cannot expect such […]

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SPARKing Health and Care Research in Wales

Posted on 26 April 2022 by Blogs Admin

A cohort of talented academics from Cardiff University’s Social Science Research Park (SPARK) are among a list of Senior Research Leaders announced by Health and Care Research Wales. Three senior leaders from our […]

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Companies pay the price for remaining in Russia

Posted on 5 April 2022 by Blogs Admin

In the early hours of Thursday, 24 February 2022, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. Against this backdrop, many international businesses operating in the Russian market chose to cut ties […]

 
sbarc|spark ‘will support innovation and job security’

sbarc|spark ‘will support innovation and job security’

Posted on 29 March 2022 by christaylor

sbarc|spark has a key role to play in colocating researchers under one roof to generate new ideas and fresh avenues of research, says Professor Chris Taylor, Director of SPARK – […]

sbarc|spark opens new doors

sbarc|spark opens new doors

Posted on 24 March 2022 by Blogs Admin

A new flagship centre where ideas ignite invention has opened its doors. sbarc|spark – Cardiff’s #HomeofInnovation – brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, student start-ups and academic spinouts in a state-of-the-art building at the […]

SPARKing Wales’ future innovation strategy

SPARKing Wales’ future innovation strategy

Posted on 21 March 2022 by Blogs Admin

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is convening a programme of activities to help inform and improve innovation policies and practices in Wales. The role of science parks in innovation strategies is […]

Sparking connectivity

Sparking connectivity

Posted on 21 February 2022 by Heath Jeffries

Cardiff’s new sbarc|spark hub will bring together researchers to connect across social science research disciplines to create new ways of working. Professor Sally Power, WISERD, recently published a paper examining […]

Understanding Welsh Places: Filling the evidence gap for places in Wales

Understanding Welsh Places: Filling the evidence gap for places in Wales

Posted on 14 December 2021 by Heath Jeffries

A shortage of robust, nationally consistent evidence at a town level has been a longstanding problem in the UK. Without evidence it is difficult for town stakeholders, such as planners, […]

Meet Team sbarc|spark!

Meet Team sbarc|spark!

Posted on 7 December 2021 by Heath Jeffries

A unique centre of innovation that puts ideas to work is on its way. sbarc|spark has been described as ‘society’s new superlab.’ It brings together Cardiff University experts and entrepreneurs […]