Increasing concerns about visas for scientists to attend international scientific meetings

March 24, 2014

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seriously concerned that measures taken by some national authorities, ostensibly to prevent illegal immigration, are increasingly making the visa application process unpleasant, drawn out, obscure, expensive and unpredictable. In some countries, this has become a significant obstacle to the holding of international scientific meetings. ICSU promotes the free movement […]

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Oslo launch for World Social Science Report in April

March 13, 2014

UNESCO and the Research Council of Norway are holding a seminar and discssion in April to mark the Norwegian launch the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments, jointly published last year in Paris by the ISSC, UNESCO and the OECD. Heide Hackmann, Executive Director of the International Social Science Council, will present the […]

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Using science to address hazard risk and sustainable development

March 13, 2014

IRDR Conference 2014 The Integrated and Disaster Risk Programme, in partnership with the China Association for Science and Technology, will host the second IRDR Conference, Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability, 7–9 June 2014 at the Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing, China. The main focus of the conference is the importance of science […]

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Trans-Atlantic Platform Launch

March 5, 2014

Today marks the official launch of the Trans-Atlantic Platform in Social Sciences and Humanities Research (T-AP), a partnership among 15 social sciences and humanities research funding agencies from Europe and the Americas, of which the ISSC is a member. The Platform seeks to enhance trans-Atlantic research collaboration in key areas of mutual interest and engagement […]

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Seeking Future Earth Engagement Committee

February 17, 2014

The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability is inviting applications for the Future Earth Engagement Committee. Future Earth is a 10-year international research programme that will provide the knowledge required for societies to face global environmental change and identify opportunities for transformations to global sustainability. Future Earth brings together thousands of scientists of all disciplines, […]

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