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 […]


Call for postdoctoral proposals

September 3, 2015

The Centro de Investigaciones Regionales of the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (CIR-UADY) has opened a call for postdoctoral proposals to work on the research project ‘Modifications to urban livelihoods in Yucatan state in the context of contemporary urbanization, global climate change and sustainability’. This project is led by World Social Science Fellow Mauricio Dominguez, and […]


70+ researchers, 7 months, 1 book: Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation

August 10, 2015

  Today marks the release of a collection of diverse works from researchers across the globe who all have something important to say about the way in which our world is changing and how we can strive towards a more sustainable future. ‘Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts’ emerged […]