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ADSRI newsletter

Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences


Number 2/2014


Studying the Chinese Internet

China has the world's largest number of Internet users (there are over 600 million Chinese speaking Internet users), a vibrant web-based economy and social media landscape, and a government intent on managing the technology's social and political effects. A recent workshop on Studying the Chinese Internet brought the nascent study of the Chinese web to the ANU with presentations by researchers from China studies, computer science and the social sciences.

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Wai Yip Ho

Wai Yip Ho has pioneered research on China's Muslim networking on the web during his visit to ADSRI.

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ADSRI researcher in the media

A study of developmental outcomes for infants and pre-school children in different parenting arrangements conducted several years ago has since attracted considerable attention overseas and in Australia.

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Hamdi Genc

Migration to Australia from the former Ottoman Empire between 1880 and 1918 is the research topic of visitor to ADSRI, Hamdi Genc.

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Asian Population Association

Terry Hull reports on his activities for APA.

The Third APA Conference will be held from 27-30 July 2015 in Kuala Lumpur.
Call for abstracts - deadline 15 September.

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Student news

What are the PhD forum and the PhD work in progress day?

Find out about one of our master courses, Social Research Design, and the research topics of students who completed the Master of Social Research (Advanced).

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Marshall Islands 2011 Census report

Bhakta Gubhaju undertook a consultancy service with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in April 2012 to prepare Republic of the Marshall Islands 2011 Census Report. The census report has been completed and released by the Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the SPC Statistics for Development Programme, Noumea, New Caledonia, 2012.

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Australian Population Association Conference

Hobart, 3-5 December 2014

The APA conference is a primary meeting place for leading Australian population researchers and policy makers.

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Grant success

Robert Ackland was successful in the College of Arts and Social Sciences Internal Grants Scheme for a proposed workshop titled 'Obtaining new insight from big data: Humanities and social science research at scale'.

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Staff and students have presented papers recently at international conferences.

Robert Ackland is an invited plenary speaker at the ACSPRI conference in Decemeber.

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Dynamic population modelling workshop

James Raymer will teach a workshop on dynamic population modelling at the 1st KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population in Korea from 11-22 August.

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Alumni & friends news

Updates on alumni and friends of ADSRI.

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Recently published and forthcoming publications.

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