Transformations and co-design: special issue by the Transformations to Sustainability programme seed grantees

An edited collection of 16 papers on co-design in sustainability science, authored by members of the Transformations to Sustainability programme community, is now published as a special issue of the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST). The papers examine co-design in the context of social-science-led, integrated research on transformations to sustainability, including a practical […]

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Early-career excellence: report from the Fellows programme

The ISSC’s World Social Science (WSS) Fellows Programme was designed to nurture a new generation of social scientists to help solve pressing global problems. Between 2012 and 2015, 217 early-career scientists from all around the world were selected to participate in a series of seminars, conferences and networking events. The events aimed to examine urgent […]

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Re-advertising: Vacancy for CODESRIA Executive Secretary

Deadline: 5th December 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from suitably qualified senior African scholars for the position of Executive Secretary in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. This position, which will fall vacant in 2017, is the most senior management post in the Executive […]

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ISSC-ICSU Transition Planning: Update and call for nominations

On 24 October 2016, ISSC and ICSU members agreed, in principle, to pursue a merger between the two organizations, and mandated a Transition Task Force (TTF) to develop detailed plans towards this end. They further agreed that a Strategy Work Group (SWG) should be appointed to develop a high-level, generic strategy for a new, merged […]

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Call for Papers: “Two decades discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements”

What have we learned from two decades’ discourse about the globalisation of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalisation of the social sciences means, and what globalized social thought aims to do? “Two decades discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements”, an international scientific conference, will take place at […]

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