Call for Applications – 2015 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research

The series of Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research is part of the implementation of the Hazard and Risk Science Base at Beijing Normal University, funded jointly by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Education, and the Beijing Normal University. July 27 – August 7, 2015, Beijing Normal University Beijing, China […]

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Transformations to Sustainability – JST/ISSC/NRF International Joint Symposium

On 29 January 2015 the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) hosted an International Joint Symposium on Transformations to Sustainability at the United Nations University in Tokyo in cooperation with the ISSC and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF). The event was also supported by the Science Council of Japan. The symposium was […]

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Inequality to be the major focus of next World Social Science Report

Paris, January 2015 — International Social Science Council has announced that global inequality is going to be the major focus of its next World Social Science Report to be published in 2016. From Thomas Piketty to Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, this era has been framed by growing social unrest and reflection on […]

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International Year of Light 2015

2015 marks the International Year of Light, which brings together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners in raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. The Opening Ceremony is taking place […]

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