Call for Applications – World Social Science Fellows – Big Data in Urban Contexts

July 21, 2015

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows and participate in a seminar on Big Data in an Urban Context 30 November to 4 December 2015 Xiamen, China Sometimes erroneously considered a challenge first and foremost for computational sciences, […]

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Invitation to join the World Social Science Forum Global Village

July 13, 2015

The Global Village is a diverse and vibrant place to meet, share and learn from each other, and for communities to demonstrate the application of science and leadership. Taking place alongside the 2015 World Social Science Forum, the Global Village is a space for networking, dialogue, displays and performances from across the world, where conference participants will […]

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World Social Science Fellow elected into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

July 13, 2015

World Social Science Fellow Franklin Obeng-Odoom, a researcher on sustainable urbanization, whose work cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms, has been elected into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences last month, becoming one of the youngest to be elected since the academy was established in 1959. The first of its kind in postcolonial Africa, […]

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Climate science conference “Our Common Future” opens in Paris – Transformations Programme Session Details

July 7, 2015

A major international climate science conference attended by almost 2000 academics gets underway in Paris today, to table the latest thinking on managing climate change and avoiding its worst impacts. ICSU is one of the co-organizers of the conference. With close to 2000 academics from almost 100 countries, Our Common Future Under Climate Change (CFCC15) […]

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Call for Applications – Strengthening PhD Programmes in African Universities

June 23, 2015

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the call for applications from research laboratories and doctoral schools in African universities for the first phase of its initiative to support research in the social sciences and humanities. The support initiative is geared towards alleviating the problems faced by many African universities […]

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