November 8, 1996

University of Essex Ernesto Laclau, department of government and director of the centre for theoretical studies, has been appointed honorary professor of the University of Buenos Aires.

Royal Holloway, University ot London

Andrew Scott, former reader in applied palaeobotany and palynology, has been awarded a personal chair.

University of Abertay Dundee

John Milne, expert in mechatronics, has been awarded the title of professor emeritus, in recognition of his contribution within the school of engineering.

Aston University

John Smith has been appointed to the first visiting professorship in sociology in the business school.

He is the former head of sociology and social policy at the University of Southampton.

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Chris Jenks, reader in sociology and head of department, has been promoted to professor in sociology from October 21, 1996.

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