Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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China in Europe Research Network (CHERN) – Call for Applications

The China in Europe Research Network (CHERN) has released their call for applications for 2020.

Each year the network issues calls for applications (what they refer to as ‘Short Term Scientific Missions’ (STSMs)) across its five working groups, for a PhD student or Postdoc to visit another institution and work with a member of the network for several weeks on a piece of research.

Dr Nick Jepson of the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester is leading one such working group on finance and is keen for high quality applications from candidates interested in visiting the GDI to work on a grant proposal, the focus of which would be on Chinese loans to European Countries. The duration is expected to be for around 3 weeks in September/October 2020. Full details can be found on the GDI’s website.

For more information, please contact Nick Jepson ([email protected]).