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Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy of Social Science’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; it 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 efforts that promote social science and enhance its value to society.
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By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 14, 2014
Lord Richard Best, the longtime chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; David Willets, a Conservative Party MP and until July the minister of state for universities and science; and Loraine R R Gelsthorpe, the...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 16, 2014
Among the 1,149 people receiving Queen’s Birthday Honours this year are several British social scientists, a recognition of the importance of social science, the disciplines’ representative body has said. The chair of the Academy of...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: July 11, 2013
The Campaign for Social Science has appointed Professor James Wilsdon, an expert in science policy, to be its new Chair from 1 September 2013.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: July 8, 2013
Social scientists have nothing to fear from the impact agenda, but must be more willing to talk to “strangers” such as the government in order to realise their full value - a talk by Prof....
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 13, 2013
Studying ourselves is something the British do exceptionally well: specialists flock here from all over the world seeking answers to fundamental questions from our unique series of cohort birth studies, and no one else has...
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...
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...
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...
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.