WSSFellows at Habitat III

October 17, 2016

Six World Social Science Fellows will join the discussions on the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III, which begins today in Quito, Ecuador. The Fellows will participate in a number of discussions and events, reporting on developments in the official conference proceedings, as well as attending side events on the fringes of the conference. The […]


World Social Science Fellow wins Patrick J. Welch award

January 20, 2016

World Social Science Fellow Franklin Obeng-Odoom has won the Association for Social Economics’ Patrick J. Welch Award for his paper ‘Africa: On the Rise, But to Where?’. The Patrick J. Welch Award is given annually for the best paper published in the Forum for Social Economics journal. It was established by the Executive Council of […]


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 […]


New video: young scientists on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

September 30, 2015

How can scientists and policy-makers work together to solve the world’s biggest problems? From May 24th – 30th 2015, young scientists gathered at the invitation of ISSC, ICSU and the DFG at Villa Vigoni, Italy, for the Future Earth Networking Conference on Integrated Science on the topic of Future Sustainability – the role of science and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This […]


Call for Applications WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship

September 11, 2015

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center are proud to announce the third call for applications for their joint WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Program. The fellowship enables an outstanding early career scientist from a developing country to spend four to six months in 2016 at the WZB to conduct research. The deadline for applications […]