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Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy’s mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of Individual Academicians and Learned Societies. The Academy responds to Government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, organizes meetings about social science and seminars on topics that span social science disciplines, and sponsors a number of schemes that promote social science and enhance its value to society.
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By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: May 22, 2013
In June we will launch the latest Making the Case for the Social Sciences booklet, which highlights important recent longitudinal research into education, health and other social issues.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: March 5, 2013
The Campaign for Social Science has welcomed a Government announcement on the 4th of March, 2013 that it will set up the post of What Works National Advisor to oversee six evidence centres for areas of social policy.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: February 27, 2013
“We are now in a situation where science, technology, engineering and maths – the STEM subjects – were about 15 to 20 years ago....there was a lack of public understanding of what they contributed to society and its development"
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: January 21, 2013
The Campaign for Social Science will hold its latest roadshows at London Metropolitan University on 20 February and at the University of Exeter on 1 March.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: January 10, 2013
The Academy of Social Sciences is working to articulate the value of social science research to society, the wider economy and policymaking itself, in anticipation of government decisions on spending on research in the UK.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: December 4, 2012
A two-day conference organised by the Academy of Social Sciences looked at the implementation of the recommendations of the Finch Review for Open Access publishing in the UK.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 31, 2012
Social scientists need to make a strong case for their worth inside and outside of academia.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 23, 2012
The Campaign for Social Science will hold its latest roadshows in the next few weeks.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: July 11, 2012
Both society and government rely on social science a great deal, and those who criticise it for what they see as its failure to predict events have misunderstood the nature of the knowledge it can produce.