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23 DECEMBER

‘Our distinctive advantage is providing a business education in the context of a university’

Hindu Business Line (India), 22/12/2014

Edited excerpts of a discussion with Peter Tufano, the Dean of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, who was in India for the Oxford India Business Forum. He said: ‘The fundamental approach that we are taking in the business school is to deliver an education as an embedded part of Oxford University. What that means is rather than looking at things separately, we try to take advantage of the faculty and the university experience. We have a one plus one programme where students come for 2 years to pursue masters in specialised topics. In the second year they do an MBA to combine technical expertise with management skills.’

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/our-distinctive-advantage-is-providing-businesseducation-in-the-context-of-a-university/article6716598.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

IMF policies criticised over weak response to Ebola in West Africa

Business Standard (India), 23/12/2014

Researchers from Cambridge University's Department of Sociology along with colleagues from Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, examined the links between the IMF and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They found that IMF programs over the years have imposed heavy constraints on the development of effective health systems of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the cradle of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 6,800 since March in 2014.

www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/imf-policies-criticised-over-weak-response-to-ebola-in-west-africa-114122200314_1.html

Also:

Radio: Newshour, BBC World Service
22/12/2014, 14:41

International Monetary Fund policies criticised over weak response to Ebola in West Africa
DNA (India), 22/12/2014
http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-international-monetary-fund-policies-criticised-over-weak-response-to-ebola-in-west-africa-2046066
Scientists may have finally found an effective vaccine against Ebola
Times of India (India), 23/12/2014, Kounteya Sinha
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Scientists-may-have-finally-found-an-effective-vaccine-against-Ebola/articleshow/45611374.cms

How the founder of clothier Patagonia became an opponent of dams

The Globe and Mail (Canada), 19/12/2014, David Ebner

Article on opponents of dams in Canada notes an Oxford University study suggesting that dams make no economic sense. Four Oxford University specialists in public policy, business and statistics writing in the Energy Journal argued that dams typically cost far more and take far longer to build than projected. 

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/how-the-founder-of-clothier-patagonia-became-an-opponent-of-dams/article22167161/?cmpid=rss1

Peter Morgan at Breakfast

BBC Radio West Midlands, 19/12/2014, 8:12

Rachel Loopstra from the University of Oxford is interviewed about her research into the numbers of people who are claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance, data collected from job centres across the UK. She says the number of people claiming JSA is lower than unemployment figures and there has been an increasing gap which can be associated with the government’s punitive sanctions reducing the number of people who are eligible to sign on. She says there were 100,000 more sanctions on people claiming JSA over the last year compared with the previous year.   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cz0lr

(Around 2:12 on the clock)

TV: GMT, BBC World News

22/12/2014, 12:04

Professor Ian Brown, Associate Director of the Cyber Security Centre at the University of Oxford, is in the studio to discuss the place of cyberattacks in warfare and how governments can protect vital infrastructure such as power stations and water supply systems.

Regime veteran claims win in Tunisia presidential vote

The Wall Street Journal (US), 22/12/2014, Tamer El-Ghobashy, p. 12

Monica Marks of Oxford University comments on the Tunisia presidential election.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/beji-caid-essebsi-wins-tunisian-presidency-1419262908

Maids deemed too pure for toilets hinder ‘clean India’ push

Bloomberg News (US), 23/12/2014, Kartikay Mehrotra

Article on India’s social hierarchy includes comment from Nikita Sud, an associate professor of development studies at the University of Oxford.

www.businessweek.com/news/2014-12-22/maids-deemed-too-pure-to-touch-toilets-hinder-clean-india-push