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2018 Gates Scholars for Centre of Development Studies Announced

last modified Apr 12, 2018 01:48 PM

Congratulations to Ms Tessa Laing and Mr Dillon Muhly-Alexander who have been awarded the GATES Cambridge scholarship to commence their programmes this October.

Ms Laing, from New Zealand, will be commencing the PhD programme focusing on interactions between local government, citizens and international non-governmental organisations in Gulu and the struggle to transform a key aspect of local service delivery: absenteeism amongst teachers and health workers.

Mr Muhly-Alexander, from West Virginia, USA, will be completing the MPhil in Development Studies, with interests in food security and accessibility, as well as an appreciation of the impact politics exerts on the economic development process. 

We would also like to congratulate our current MPhil student Papa Momodou Jack who has been awarded a GATES scholarship to study a PhD in Geography.

For further information regarding GATES funding, please check out their website.

 

"It has been almost two years since the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo. As we approach this anniversary, we are no nearer to knowing the truth of what happened to this promising post-graduate, tortured and killed while pursuing wholly legitimate academic research... It has been especially troubling to note that, in the absence of apparent progress in investigations into Giulio’s death, attention has been turned to his doctoral supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an honourable and distinguished scholar..." Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor. To read the message in full, please go to our News page. The message can also be found on the University of Cambridge homepage.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.