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March 25, 2014 631

Makerere Social Science dons end strike
New Vision
MAKERERE University lecturers at the School of Social Sciences Wednesday returned to class, a week after laying down their tools in disapproval of the college system of administration. They were also striking over outstanding arrears of up to sh500m.


Governments needs to invest more in social science research to enhance its role in policy making
Authint Mail
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and its partners have called for pushing the frontiers of social science research to enhance its role in informed policy making.


Governments needs to invest more in social science research to enhance its role in policy making
Authint Mail
For social science research to adequately support evidence based policy making, think tanks and universities as knowledge suppliers must have robust institutional strength, especially in terms of quality human resources, sufficient research funding, and autonomy, and rigorous quality assessment processes.


Chinese Social Scientist Says Internet Hipster-Geek Slang Will Destabilize Their Society
Geekosystem
According to Cai Guoxuan of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, the term that is going to bring about the societal end-times is Diao Si, which was originally a term for someone who didn’t get out much, maybe played a lot of video games, and maybe didn’t have great prospects for the future. Basically, it was the same as the word “loser” or “geek.


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