Call for Applications – Big Data and the Quality of Life

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 an expert group meeting on Big Data and the Quality of Life 18-20 March 2015 The Medialab at Sciences Po University, Paris, France Our quality of life is […]

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Indian economist and politician Jairam Ramesh to be Chair of Future Earth’s Engagement Committee

The inaugural Future Earth Engagement Committee is to be chaired by Indian economist and politician Jairam Ramesh, the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability (the Alliance) has announced today. Future Earth is a global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. Bringing together and in partnership […]

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Call for abstracts – World Social Science Forum 2015

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) proudly announces the third World Social Science Forum (WSSF) scheduled to be held at the International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, from 13 to 16 September 2015. The Forum is the most significant gathering of scholars and policy-oriented intellectuals drawn from all the regions of the world and across […]

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Quality of Life Issues Main Drivers of World Social Science Forum 2015

In Durban next year policy makers and shapers comprising scientists, politicians, activists, civil society organisations, activists, labour and business leaders will gather for the 2015 World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF). The forum will focus on real-life issues that citizens all around the world grapple with – inequality and injustice – Transforming Global Relations for a […]

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New global projects seed research into social transformations

The International Social Science Council is pleased to award more than €1M to 38 new research initiatives, each aiming to build the knowledge partnerships needed for longer-term research on the fundamental innovative processes of social transformations towards sustainable and equitable futures. Seed grants of up to €30 000 have been awarded to 38 emerging research […]

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