Founding General Assembly of the International Science Council (ISC) to take place 3-5 July 2018 in Paris, France

December 5, 2017

The first General Assembly of the International Science Council to be formed following the merger of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Science (ICSU) will take place on 3, 4 and 5 July in Paris, France. Members of the ISSC and ICSU have been informed by email, and more information about registering for […]

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Workshop on advancing methods for transdisciplinary research on transformations to sustainability begins in Buenos Aires

November 26, 2017

The fourth annual Transformative Knowledge Workshop organized under the ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability programme begins today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Taking place just over halfway into the three-year lifespan of the Transformative Knowledge Networks (TKNs), the workshop will focus on methods in transdisciplinary research. Revisiting the concept of the ‘theory of change’ introduced at the 2016 […]

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Beyond disciplinary boundaries – ISSC in the news

November 24, 2017

The future of science depends on collapsing the barriers that restrict our ability to respond effectively to today’s global challenges, according to two new articles out this week. These barriers may be disciplinary boundaries, or issues of access to knowledge – and of which knowledge counts – but the so-called ‘wicked’ problems facing societies today […]

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Comments invited on INGSA Manifesto for 2030 – Scientific Advice for the Global Goals

November 23, 2017

In November 2015, the concluding declaration of the World Science Forum in Budapest made a specific request for a set of principles and processes for developing and communicating science to inform and evaluate policy. The relevant section of the declaration reads: “The need to define the principles, processes and application of science advice and to […]

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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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