Vacancy: Administrative Assistant

February 14, 2017

The ISSC is looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the ISSC Secretariat in its programmes and activities. Applications must be received by Friday, 3 March 2017. Main duties and responsibilities Supporting the Transformations to Sustainability Programme, involving, i.a.: providing support to the Transformations to Sustainability Programme Coordinator through the organization and preparation […]


Future Earth says scientific research integrity at risk from globalization backlash

February 7, 2017

Future Earth, the international research programme on global environmental change co-sponsored by the ISSC, has released the following statement in support of international collaboration and the free movement of scientists and flow of data, information and knowledge for global sustainability: The challenges facing humanity today are global. As the outbreak of the Zika virus in South […]


ICSU and ISSC Transition Task Force meets to discuss possible structures for new merged council for all the sciences

February 6, 2017

As the two science councils continue to develop the modalities for a proposed future merger, the Transition Task Force met for two days in Paris last week to discuss proposed structures for a new, merged council. Details of the membership of the Task Force, which was appointed in early 2017 following a decision at the […]


Vacancy: START Senior Program Specialist – Asia

February 4, 2017

START International invites applications for a Senior Program Specialist position focused on START’s Asia portfolio. The Senior Program Specialist will be responsible for leading START’s strategic growth in Asia, which will entail developing and managing multi-year programs on global environmental change and capacity building in the region. In addition, s/he will be responsible for designing […]


ICSU & ISSC hold high-level strategy workshop to inform proposed merger

February 3, 2017

Earlier this week, the two Councils hosted a high-level meeting of scientists and experts in Paris to discuss the future of a proposed new organization that would result from a merger of the International Social Science Council and the International Council for Science. The one-and-a-half day workshop, which kicked off with a lively discussion on […]