World Social Science Forum aims to create a direct link between researchers and policy actors

Speaking on South Africa’s Radio Islam John Crowley, UNESCO Chief of Section – Research, Policy and Foresight, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, said the 2015 World Social Science Forum aims to make a difference by bringing together social scientists worldwide to inspire actionable knowledge for policy makers. The Forum, which takes place just ahead of the United Nations […]

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Vacancy – Senior Program Manager

Senior Program Manager sought for the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) based in Lebanon. The Senior Program Manager is responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing one or more programs of the ACSS (www.theacss.org) and is also responsible for coordinating with all stakeholders in relation to these programs. Main accountabilities: Plans, designs, implements, administers and […]

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70+ researchers, 7 months, 1 book: Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation

  Today marks the release of a collection of diverse works from researchers across the globe who all have something important to say about the way in which our world is changing and how we can strive towards a more sustainable future. ‘Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts’ emerged […]

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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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