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SKOPE Seminar - SKOPE Third Research Programme and Opportunities for Joint Working

Starts: 11 February 2009

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SKOPE Seminar 

SKOPE Third Research Programme and Opportunities for Joint Working

Wednesday 2.00 pm-4.00pm, February 11, 2009 

Committee Room 1, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff

This is the first of a series of seminars organised by the Economic and Social Research Council’s centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE).

Established in 1998, SKOPE is a dual-site centre based at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences and the University of Oxford’s Department of Education. With ESRC core funding until 2013, we are currently embarking upon our third five-year research programme. SKOPE’s aim is to examine the links between the acquisition and use of skills and knowledge, product market strategies and performance.  The new programme is organised around a series of projects grouped under three cross-cutting themes:

  • The implications of simultaneous growth in top and low end employment.
  • The spatial dimensions of the distribution of skills and knowledge.
  • The reform of education and training provision and the emergence of ‘smart’ education, training and economic development systems in the 21st century.

In addition to SKOPE’s core funded staff, there are also a number of SKOPE associate fellows in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff Business School and the School of City and Regional Planning.  We are committed to developing stronger research links and synergies with these and other colleagues. The aim of our first seminar is to allow you to find out more about SKOPE and the opportunities that exist for mutual collaboration and joint working.

Ewart Keep, SKOPE’s Deputy Director, will open the seminar with an introduction to SKOPE’s work. This will be followed by a series of brief presentations from members of Cardiff University who have projects funded through the core programme. These projects will be at an early stage, providing a focus for discussion about the new research programme and potential links with other colleague’s work. The final part of the seminar will offer an opportunity to discuss the future development of SKOPE at Cardiff.

If you would like to attend this event, please email SKOPE’s administrator, Valerie Jones, at, by January 14.


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