skip to primary navigationskip to content

New Website on Multilingualism Research and Policy

last modified Sep 26, 2016 06:09 PM
To celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September, the Multilingualism Research Programme (MEITS) launches its project website which will be central for disseminating information about research and its impact.

MEITS (Multilingualism, Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies) is a large-scale languages research programme funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) and led by Professor Wendy Bennett at the University of Cambridge, with partners at universities of Edinburgh, Nottingham, Queens Belfast, Bergen, Girona, Hong Kong and Peking.

It is a flagship project which seeks to transform the health of the discipline of Modern Languages in the UK, attitudes towards multilingualism, and language policy at home and abroad.

Project Aims are:

  • Create new knowledge about the opportunities and challenges of multilingualism for individuals, communities and nations
  • Change attitudes towards multilingualism in the general public and amongst key stakeholders and policymakers
  • Develop new interdisciplinary research paradigms and methodologies
  • Re-energize Modern Languages by demonstrating how an innovative interdisciplinary project can integrate language-led research with literary-cultural studies and thereby address key issues of our times

There is a strong policy focus to the project, which builds on policy development already began with the report, The value of Languages. Follow progress on the project via website and Twitter @meits_owri.  

RSS Feed Latest news

There’s no better trade deal for the UK than being in the EU but the Chequers ‘sticky tape’ may just help the UK Brexit if it still wants to.

Sep 21, 2018

Dr Lorand Bartels, a Reader in International Law at the University of Cambridge, teaches WTO & EU law, tells the Cambridge Public Policy SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) what he thinks the UK’s prospects are of getting proper trade deals with other countries post Brexit.

Will Michel Barnier save Theresa May’s bacon and will historian’s look back on a wasted three months soon after the UK’s June 2016 Referendum?

Sep 13, 2018

Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe tells the Cambridge Public Policy SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) what she thinks of the UK government’s Chequers Deal.

View all news

About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the initiative or would like to know more.