Call for Contributors – Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation

February 6, 2015

Since 2013, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) has hosted two seminars for early career researchers on the topic of sustainable urbanisation and the transitions to living in urban contexts. There is a wealth of diverse and important social science research being carried out within the ISSC networks and beyond. This project aims to bring […]

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Call for Applications – 2015 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research

February 5, 2015

The series of Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research is part of the implementation of the Hazard and Risk Science Base at Beijing Normal University, funded jointly by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Education, and the Beijing Normal University. July 27 – August 7, 2015, Beijing Normal University Beijing, China […]

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Inequality to be the major focus of next World Social Science Report

January 28, 2015

Paris, January 2015 — International Social Science Council has announced that global inequality is going to be the major focus of its next World Social Science Report to be published in 2016. From Thomas Piketty to Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, this era has been framed by growing social unrest and reflection on […]

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International Year of Light 2015

January 19, 2015

2015 marks the International Year of Light, which brings together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners in raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. The Opening Ceremony is taking place […]

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UN SDN Launches Global Consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs”

January 19, 2015

Today the SDSN is launching a new global consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs”. This draft report presents a comprehensive indicator framework for the Open Working Group goals, and outlines major indicator gaps that must be filled over the next twelve months. The draft incorporates comments from hundreds of organizations and […]

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