Closing ceremony of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) reflects on connecting local actions for global understanding

November 21, 2017

The closing ceremony of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) takes place today in Jena, Germany. The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) – jointly proclaimed by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) – on the basis of a […]

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World Science Forum 2017 declaration on science for peace

November 15, 2017

The 8th World Science Forum, which took place in Jordan between 7-11 November 2017, has adopted a declaration focused on Science for Peace. Read the full declaration below. The declaration is also available in Arabic here. Preamble Under the leadership of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the founding organisations of the World Science Forum, the […]

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Hugo Ferpozzi awarded WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship

November 14, 2017

Dr Hugo Ferpozzi has been awarded a Fellowship through the WZB (Berlin Social Science Center)-ISSC Global Fellowship Scheme. Dr Ferpozzi’s research focused on the recent emergence of neglected tropical diseases as public health concerns in traditionally non-endemic contexts, such as in Europe. His research focuses on the interplay between global health organizations, scientific research and […]

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Towards the International Science Council – the merger decision explained

October 26, 2017

Learn more about the how and the what’s next of the historic vote in Taipei on October 26, 2017 to create the International Science Council by merging the world’s leading bodies representing the natural and social sciences. Q: What were the members of ISSC and ICSU doing in Taipei? From October 25-26, members of the […]

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World’s leading bodies of social and natural sciences agree to merge in 2018, forming the ‘International Science Council’ to serve as the global voice for science

October 26, 2017

At a historic joint meeting, members of two leading international science councils voted to merge, launching a process that will see the formation of a single global entity uniting the scientific community, including all social and natural sciences. Taipei, 26 October 2017 – Members of the world’s leading international science bodies agreed today in a […]

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