A Lens on Global Understanding

June 3, 2016

A short film created by many of the directors participating in the 2016 Ethnografilm Festival sheds new light on the concept of social understanding, one of the key themes of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU), an initiative supported by the ISSC and launched at the World Social Science Forum in 2015. The film features […]

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Rajib Shaw appointed Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme

June 1, 2016

Rajib Shaw has been appointed Executive Director of the International Programme Office of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme hosted at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth in Beijing. He will assume his position on July 1st 2016. Previously, Shaw was a Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies […]

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ISSC partners with ICSU and NASAC to support integrated science in Africa

June 1, 2016

The ISSC has partnered with the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) on a successful proposal for a 5-year capacity building programme on science research in Africa, “Leading Integrated Science Research in Africa – Agenda 2030″.  The programme will be funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for […]

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A stronger base for the social and natural sciences, and for interdisciplinary collaborations

May 27, 2016

Following an initial correspondence between ISSC President Alberto Martinelli and International Council for Science (ICSU) President Gordon McBean, the executive bodies of ISSC and ICSU decided to form a joint Working Group (WG) to explore scenarios of closer institutional alignment between the two councils. We interviewed Alberto Martinelli to find out more about this important […]

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ISSC and ICSU to hold a joint assembly, 24 October 2016, in Oslo, Norway

May 18, 2016

The ISSC and the International Council for Science (ICSU) will hold a joint general assembly on 24 October 2016, in the context of the 39th ISSC General Assembly, to vote on the creation of a new, single science organisation for the social and natural sciences. The members of both organisations will be asked to vote on […]

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