On the future of the University – Humanities and Social Sciences in Japan

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) is gravely concerned by proposals to restructure and reduce humanities and social science courses in national universities in Japan. Relevant university departments have been instructed to take active steps to reduce activities and re-orient their research towards other areas of societal need. The ISSC promotes and strengthens the social […]

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Winner of the 2015 Stein Rokkan prize for comparative social science research

The recipient of the 2015 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is Marius R. Busemeyer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, for his book Skills and Inequality: Partisan Politics and the Political Economy of Education Reforms in Western Welfare States (2014, Cambridge University Press). In this book Busemeyer’s central ambition […]

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Call for Applications – World Social Science Fellows – Big Data in Urban Contexts

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows and participate in a seminar on Big Data in an Urban Context 30 November to 4 December 2015 Xiamen, China Sometimes erroneously considered a challenge first and foremost for computational sciences, […]

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Invitation to join the World Social Science Forum Global Village

The Global Village is a diverse and vibrant place to meet, share and learn from each other, and for communities to demonstrate the application of science and leadership. Taking place alongside the 2015 World Social Science Forum, the Global Village is a space for networking, dialogue, displays and performances from across the world, where conference participants will […]

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World Social Science Fellow elected into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

World Social Science Fellow Franklin Obeng-Odoom, a researcher on sustainable urbanization, whose work cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms, has been elected into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences last month, becoming one of the youngest to be elected since the academy was established in 1959. The first of its kind in postcolonial Africa, […]

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