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Collaboration and Innovation: 3U Partnership

By Wed, Jul 09, 2014 9:41PM UTC 23 Comments

Introducing 3U Partnership The 3U Partnership is a new and exciting development in Irish higher education combining the complementary strengths of Dublin City University (DCU), National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).  The goal is to form a deep and sustainable partnership which will enable the three universities...

Political controversy envelops Uttarakhand before disaster mitigated

By Tue, Jun 25, 2013 3:00PM UTC 1 Comment

Regarding disasters – both manmade and natural ones – there are two presuppositions in India: firstly that government – regardless of the party leading it – underplays the numbers of fatalities and the injured. Secondly – and more significantly – there is scepticism about the intent and extent of government rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures....

The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 2: Certain fear of uncertainty

By Wed, Nov 23, 2011 5:00PM UTC 1 Comment

By Saksith Saiyasombut This is part two of a two-part series on the discrepancies on reporting the floods and the fear of Bangkokians. In part one yesterday, we explained the process of news-gathering and pointed out possible sources for errors and misjudgments. Today, we explore the possible reasons why people in the capital became suddenly...

The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 1: No water in the Bangkok you’re thinking of!

By Tue, Nov 22, 2011 6:00PM UTC 1 Comment

By Saksith Saiyasombut Thailand is currently suffering the what has been often billed as the worst floods “in decades”. And looking at the immense inundated areas, the not yet foreseeable damage and the human suffering with millions of people being affected by this force of nature, it surely is a sobering sight. Even though the...

Thai Floods: Life beyond the ‘Big Bag’ barrier – A photo essay

By Wed, Nov 16, 2011 10:30AM UTC 0 Comment

By Lillian Suwanrumpha As rumours filter in regarding the possibility of 400 Rangsit locals descending upon the “Big Bag” barrier with destruction in mind, many beyond the great divide attempt to carry on with life as normal – if  ‘normal’ could in any way be applied to navigating one’s neighbourhood in up to two metres...

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