Beyond disciplinary boundaries – ISSC in the news

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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Closing ceremony of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) reflects on connecting local actions for global understanding

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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World Science Forum 2017 declaration on science for peace

The 8th World Science Forum, which took place in Jordan between 7-11 November 2017, has adopted a declaration focused on Science for Peace. Read the full declaration below. The declaration is also available in Arabic here. Preamble Under the leadership of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the founding organisations of the World Science Forum, the […]

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Hugo Ferpozzi awarded WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship

Dr Hugo Ferpozzi has been awarded a Fellowship through the WZB (Berlin Social Science Center)-ISSC Global Fellowship Scheme. Dr Ferpozzi’s research focused on the recent emergence of neglected tropical diseases as public health concerns in traditionally non-endemic contexts, such as in Europe. His research focuses on the interplay between global health organizations, scientific research and […]

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