Transformative Sustainability from the ground up

May 3, 2016

The first workshop of the ACKnowl-EJ network, part of the Transformations to Sustainability programme, takes place this week in Barcelona, Spain. ACKnowl-EJ (Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice) aims to analyze the processes of knowledge production against destructive development (including extractive) activities and towards transformative sustainability and justice from the ground up. The network will […]


Seeking sustainable transformations around the world

May 2, 2016

The ‘Pathways’ Network, part of the Transformations to Sustainability programme, held its opening workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 24-27 April 2016. Pathways explores transformations to sustainability in 6 cases around the world. At the workshop, participants from Sweden, South Africa, and ‘hubs’ in Kenya, the UK, Argentina, USA/Mexico, India and China discussed research questions and how […]


Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities from the Arab Council for the Social Sciences

April 29, 2016

Call for Applications by June 13th 2016. The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), one of the ISSC’s members, is pleased to announce the launch of the third cycle of its Post-Doctoral Fellowships Programme for junior Arab scholars. This 9-month fellowship programme aims to enable young researchers, up to three years out of a PhD, to […]


‘A year to show what science can do and must do’ – latest from the International Year of Global Understanding

April 19, 2016

The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) 2016 was officially inaugurated in a public opening ceremony at the Volkshaus in Jena, Germany on the 2nd February. Prior to the Opening Ceremony, a press conference took place with representatives of TV, radio and print media. The opening keynote was delivered by Prof. Klaus Töpfer and welcome speeches were […]


African Futures and the Futures of Childhood in Africa – Call for Applications for laureates and resource persons

April 14, 2016

Apply by July 15th, 2016. The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has announced that its 2016 Child and Youth Institute will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 17 to 28 October 2016. Laureates and Resource Persons are invited to apply to take part in the Institute. The Institute is […]