Scientific Programme Committee appointed for 2018 World Social Science Forum

July 31, 2017

A Scientific Programme Committee has been appointed to guide development of the conference programme for the 2018 World Social Science Forum. A Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the 2018 World Social Science Forum has been appointed, the International Social Science Council announced today. The Committee comprises 21 members from across the disciplines and from all […]

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CROP course on “Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability” at the Bergen Summer Research School 2017

July 20, 2017

From 12 – 22 June junior researchers and PhD students from all over the world gathered in Bergen to take part in the Bergen Summer Research School 2017. The summer school focuses on global challenges faced by the world today, with eminent local and international guests from different fields of study exploring the most pressing […]

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SDG Interactions, gender and the science-policy interface: update on the High Level Political Forum

July 19, 2017

This year’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations was the first-ever in-depth review of selected Sustainable Development Goals: poverty, food and agriculture, health, gender, oceans, resilient infrastructure, and means of implementation. This post is abridged from the International Council for Science (ICSU) update on the HLPF. The meeting, which took place between 10-19 […]

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World Social Science Report 2016: Implications for development studies, EADI Nordic conference 2017

July 19, 2017

The World Social Science Report 2016 raises important challenges for development studies. It highlights the latest social science knowledge on the state of inequalities today and examines the effects of inequalities across multiple dimensions, including gender, environment, access to knowledge, wealth and political power. Overall, the report argues, reducing inequality is, first and foremost, a question […]

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Thirty-five research teams invited to submit full proposals for Belmont Forum-NORFACE Transformations to Sustainability programme  

July 17, 2017

Following the launch of the Belmont Forum-NORFACE ‘Transformations to Sustainability’ programme earlier this year, 35 teams have been selected for the full proposal stage. The ISSC will fund social scientists based in low- and lower-middle-income countries to participate in projects selected in the new programme. Twenty-one of the 35 proposals selected include applicants eligible for […]

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