Webinar: Transformative Knowledge Networks – solutions-oriented research in practice

June 27, 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (14:00 – 15:00 UTC) Research on global change and sustainability increasingly goes hand in hand with calls for profound change and social transformation – but what do we know about these processes in different, concrete contexts of application? What can social science-led research contribute to generating solutions and […]

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SAVE THE DATE – Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World

June 23, 2016

The World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World will be launched on Thursday, 22 September 2016, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden. The event is hosted by the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS). Never before has inequality been so high on the agenda […]

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Nicole de Wet awarded WZB-ISSC Global Scholarship

June 22, 2016

Dr Nicole de Wet, a South African researcher working on demography and population studies, has been awarded a Fellowship through the WZB (Berlin Social Science Center)-ISSC Global Fellowship Scheme. Nicole de Wet’s research will focus on family formation and economic insecurity among youth in South Africa, and she will take up her four-month Fellowship in […]

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Call for Papers: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”

June 22, 2016

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences is pleased to announce its third conference: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”, to be held in Beirut, Lebanon on March 10-12, 2017. A Call for papers is now open. Papers will be selected based on two criteria: The extent to […]

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Transdisciplinary Training Programme workshops 2016 – reflections and recommendations

June 20, 2016

A new report highlights reflections and recommendations for a transdisciplinary training programme, following national and regional workshops that took place earlier this year in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The report provides an overview of the workshop training content, with sections on why transdisciplinary research is need and what it entails; ontological, epistemological and methodological considerations; and research […]

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