Mathieu Denis named Executive Director of International Social Science Council

November 30, 2015

The Executive Committee of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) announced today that Dr Mathieu Denis has been appointed Executive Director of the organization. He will take over leadership of the ISSC’s international Secretariat based in Paris, France. Previously acting Executive Director (science) at the ISSC, Mathieu Denis is a historian with experience in research […]

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Big Data in an Urban Context: World Social Science Fellows’ seminar begins in Xiamen, China

November 30, 2015

19 World Social Science Fellows are meeting this week in Xiamen, China, to explore the impact of Big Data developments in an urban context. ‘Big Data’ , or extremely large data sets, gives us the power to gather and analyze information relating to the environment and human behaviour through the gathering of rich real-time data. Big data […]

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SSEESS becomes ISSC Associate Member

November 23, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that The Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) has become an Associate Member of the ISSC. SSEESS is a collaborative partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, FORTE, Formas, Vetenskapsrådet, and Sida. On behalf of the members of SSEESS Partnership, the Secretariat acts as a Swedish link to Global Environmental […]

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Vacancy: START Executive Director

November 23, 2015

Nominations and applications are invited from well-qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director of START International, Inc. and its operating office located in Washington, DC, USA. Apply by January 8th 2016. The Executive Director will provide executive leadership for START in its engagement with the science community and stakeholders, and sustain and grow START’s portfolio in collaboration with […]

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International scientific organizations have unique place in fostering the provision of global public goods.

November 20, 2015

The President of the ISSC, Alberto Martinelli, concluded his presentation to the United Nations and Public Goods CERN/UNOG Symposium 2015 with a call for epistemic communities to work together to enrich knowledge and strengthen the voice of the research community in the provision of global public goods. Co-hosted by the United Nations Office at Geneva and […]

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