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British Academy Report Finds HSS Graduates Resilient in Economic Downturns

A new report from the British Academy offers a reassuring message to the humanities and social science community: Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the United Kingdom are as resilient to economic upheaval as other graduates and are just as likely to remain employed as STEM graduates during downturns.

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Hetan Shah on Social Science and the Pandemic

“You don’t have to go back many months,” says Hetan Shah, the chief executive of the British Academy, in this Social Science Bites podcast, “for a period when politicians were relatively dismissive of experts – and then suddenly we’ve seen a shift now to where they’ve moved very close to scientists. And generally that’s a very good thing.”

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British Academy Mobilizing Community to Address COVID Impacts

And so the British Academy has begun mobilizing its community of social scientists and humanities scholars to support the United Kingdom’s government and its populace as they fight the COVID pandemic today and deal with its impacts tomorrow.

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Wolfson Foundation Funds £10 Million HSS Initiative With British Academy

Making its largest-ever grant in the social sciences and humanities, the Wolfson Foundation awarded the British Academy £10 million to promote high quality research. Under the initiative, the British Academy will create a fellowship program to support early career researchers, develop an international community of scholars and create an intellectual hub at the academy’s London home on Carlton House Terrace.

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British Academy Elects Largest Number of Fellows in Its History

A record 76 academics — four of them alumni of the Social Science Bites podcast series here at Social Science Space — have been elected as fellows of the British Academy in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences.

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Please Take A More Open View Of Openness

Ben Johnson posits that frequently asked questions concerning open access implementation for particular disciplines arise from an incomplete conception of the nature of openness that neglects one vital component: connection.

6 years ago
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Using Quantitative Skills in Business

Quantitative Skills (QS) can make you highly employable across many industries. Find out from these two entrepreneurs how their QS helped them succeed in the private sector.

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