Advisor on Science Diplomacy
The Institute of Social Sciences is based in Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia. The Institute has six scientific research centres (Centre for Demographic Research, Centre for Politicological Research and Public Opinion, Centre for Economic Research, Centre for Legal Research, Centre for Sociological and Anthropological Research and Centre for Philosophy) and a staff of 38 doctoral degree holders and five master’s degree holders.
The work of the Institute is based on the research of basic social phenomena, promoting scientific thinking and developing scientific methodology in the domain of social sciences. The Institute has also focused on the professional development of scholars, developing cooperation with professional institutions and organisations, and implementing scientific research results in public policies.
So far, the Institute has published several hundreds of books and collected papers and thousands of articles and other research papers; conducted complex scientific research projects; organised international and national scientific conferences; developed scientific cooperation at international and national levels, and its staff and associates have actively participated in creating and developing public policies.
The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS – Instituto de Ciências Sociais) is a graduate school and research unit of the University of Lisbon. Its mission is based on a unique combination of top-quality fundamental research, advanced training and societal outreach via policy-relevant science and dissemination. This is achieved through support to ground-breaking, curiosity-driven projects and plural, robust theoretical and methodological approaches; a collaborative work environment, sustained by 7 Research Groups and their networks and partnerships; a commitment to post-graduate teaching and research training of young scholars in the main fields of the social sciences and history; reliable infrastructural drivers that strengthen the institutional capacity for original knowledge production and consistent societal impact; a commitment to science-society dialogue, knowledge transfer and a strong relationship between research and policy development.
The backbone of the research agenda - Changing Societies, Legacies and Challenges - is critical thinking on the conditions that shape contemporary societies and their processes of change, which result from both short-term external shocks and longstanding inner structural dynamics. Research expands across 3 intertwined thematic axes – Inclusion, Citizenship, Sustainability – which underpin ICS’ interdisciplinary agenda.
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The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a global Humanities and Social Sciences institute and a knowledge exchange platform that supports with programmes which engage Asian and other international partners.
IIAS aims to contribute to a better and more integrated understanding of present-day Asian realities as well as to rethink 'Asian Studies' in a changing global context.
IIAS takes a thematic and multisectoral approach to the study of Asia and actively involves scholars and experts from different disciplines and regions in its activities. IIAS thus acts as a global mediator, bringing together academic and non-academic actors. Its current thematic research clusters are Asian Heritages, Asian Cities, and Global Asia.
The activities of these clusters are all built around the notion of social agency and address questions relevant to present-day Asian societies, while paying attention to their cultural and historical contexts.
The Institute was established in 1993 by the Dutch Ministry of Education, originally as a joint cooperation between the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and three Dutch universities. It was established with the objective to encourage the interdisciplinary study of Asia and to promote national and international cooperation.
Today, IIAS is based at Leiden University, where it works as a globally oriented interdisciplinary institute with strong connections throughout the Netherlands, Europe, Asia and beyond. IIAS also acts as Secretariat for the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) and the European Alliance for Asian Studies (EAAS).
Ortwin de Graef (Ortwijn)
Professor of English (Literary Studies)
Full professor Faculty of Arts
tel. +32 16 32 48 74
KU Leuven is an international community where innovative research forms the basis of all our academic programmes. Across the university, driven researchers and curious students continually gain new insights and use their knowledge to tackle the foremost challenges of our time.
KU Leuven will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2025, making it one of Europe’s oldest universities. Our institution has the double honour of being the oldest university in the Low Countries and the oldest extant Catholic university in the world.
Today, KU Leuven accommodates 50,000 students, spread across the various campuses in Leuven and elsewhere in Flanders. The University and University Hospitals Leuven each employ almost 10,000 people. For research, KU Leuven ranks among the world’s finest. KU Leuven has become a cosmopolitan institution in a rapidly changing urban environment. Its unique profile reconciles cutting-edge science with quality of life and openness to talent.
KU Leuven is dedicated to education and research in nearly all fields. Its fifteen faculties offer classes and degree-granting academic programmes, whilst research activities are organised by departments and research groups. These faculties and departments are clustered into three thematic groups: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), and Biomedical Sciences. Each of these groups sponsors its own doctoral school for organising and awarding doctoral degrees.
KU Leuven boasts thirteen campuses, spread across 10 cities in Flanders.
Graduate School of Business and Economics
M +31 6 38 31 22 76
T +31 43 388 28 79
Maastricht University is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 18,000 students and 4,400 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.
Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.
Within Horizon Europe, there are so-called National Contact Points (NCPs) – dedicated research consulting bureaus – which provide support and guidance in preparing proposals and project realisation. The EU funded project “Net4Society” is the international network of National Contact Points for Cluster 2, “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society”.
The main goal of Net4Society is both to improve the quality of consulting and to support researchers in submitting successful proposals in this funding area as well as to increase the visibility of SSH research. National Contact Points are available to applicants in all EU member states and many other countries. They provide individual guidance and support in the application for European research funding for free.
Net4Society was originally founded in 2008 during the 7th European Research Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) as the network of National Contact Points for Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (SSH). Since 2008, Net4Society has been increasing the quality of consulting in the field of social sciences and humanities and currently for SC6, through capacity building and networking measures. Currently, over 80 NCPs in 59 countries in Europe and beyond are part of the network.
T: +33 (0)1 49 54 21 49
At the RFIEA Foundation
190 avenue de France
75013 Paris - FRANCE
The Network brings together 25 Institutes for Advanced Study across Europe. It was created in 2004 to stimulate a dialogue on IAS practices and possible forms of cooperation. Within the whole network, more than 500 researchers are hosted every year for up to one full academic year.
NetIAS members share the objective of creating international and multidisciplinary learning communities. This openness and the freedom the fellows enjoy for their researches serve to promote scientific and intellectual exchanges. The fellows are released from their usual teaching and research obligations and pursue their project in a privileged environment, that stimulates reflexion and innovation. IAS tend to break from the intellectual routines, thus fostering the emergence of new perspectives, approaches and paradigms.
While sharing a common vision concerning the freedom of research, and representing an alternative to the national institutions of higher education and research, the IAS offer a considerable diversity in terms of fellowship conditions: individual or collective fellowships; invitations or open calls for applications; one academic year residencies or shorter periods. Furthermore, their scientific policies are characterized by different thematic or geographical orientations, a diverse openness to natural and hard sciences, or a special commitment to promoting early career researchers.
Dean, Faculty Social and Educational Sciences
Prof. Jesper Aagaard Petersen
NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik.
NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.
NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainability, energy, oceans, and health.
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Professor in Philosophy
Department of History of Sciences and Ideas Research Director
The Eudaimonia Institute for the Human Sciences
The University of Oulu is an international science university that creates new knowledge, well-being and innovations for the future through research and education. The University of Oulu, founded in 1958, is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.
Our educational mission is to provide higher education based on research, and to educate youth to serve society and humanity. The overall aim is to further improve the quantitative and qualitative results and impact of education.
Dr. Mimi Urbanc
Namestnica direktorja / Deputy Director
Novi trg 2, 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenija
T: +386 1 470 63 54
The Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts is the leading Slovenian research institution. It has a multidisciplinary character; in addition to the humanities, its spheres of research also cover the natural and social sciences. It consists of 18 research institutes throughout the country and has more than 350 employees, roughly 300 of whom are researchers.
ZRC SAZU conducts basic research across a range of fields, included natural, earth, and spatial sciences (palaeontology, geology, biology, zoology, botany, karst sciences, geomorphology, natural risks, hydrology, climatology, environmental protection, earth observation, and geographical information systems), and the social sciences and humanities (demography, sociomedicine, anthropology, geography, philosophy, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, musicology, ethnology, linguistics, digital humanities, literary studies, archaeology, history, cultural history, art history, and dialectology.
ZRC SAZU has its own publishing house and bookstore. The ZRC Publishing House publishes more than 50 book series ranging from the strictly scientific to works of general interest and nonfiction, and many scientific journals.
Sage is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources with a growing range of technologies to enable discovery, access, and engagement. Believing that research and education are critical in shaping society, 24-year-old Sara Miller McCune founded Sage in 1965.
Today, we are controlled by a group of trustees charged with maintaining our independence and mission indefinitely.
Our guaranteed independence means we're:
Free to do more: Supporting an equitable academic future, furthering disciplines that drive social change, and helping social and behavioral science make an impact.
Free to work together: Building lasting relationships, championing diverse perspectives, and co-creating resources to transform teaching and learning.
Free to think long term: Experimenting, taking risks, and investing in new ideas.
The Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA) was established in 2019 to give a public and collective voice to the arts and humanities in the context of Higher Education.
Scotland has a rich arts and humanities heritage and an impressive history of arts and humanities education. We believe that the arts and humanities are a public good with a central role to play in meeting the challenges of contemporary society.
SAHA is uniquely positioned to give voice to the value and diversity of Arts and Humanities education in Scotland and to foster further collaboration across and beyond institutions in order to provide a coherent perspective on the challenges facing Scottish society.
SAHA works in the context of SHAPE, STEAM and internationally with partners in the Irish, European and North American Humanities alliances. The Alliance aims to enhance public and governmental understanding of the intellectual, creative and social, as well as economic, contribution of the arts and humanities to the well-being and advancement of Scottish society.
The Alliance has the following remit:
- To be a united, public voice on matters relating to the arts and humanities in Scotland.
- To advocate for the arts and humanities, enhancing understanding of their intellectual, creative, and social as well as economic, contribution to the wellbeing and advancement of Scottish society.
- To influence government policy on current higher educational issues relating to the arts and humanities, giving a Scottish perspective, but also speaking to wider debates.
- To create, foster and enhance links and partnerships between scholars and local communities and communities of practice.
- To disseminate its work in the media, in government and within the education sector.
Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Beat Immenhauser
Haus der Akademien
Phone: +41 (0)31 306 92 50
The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS) is the umbrella organization of 61 learned societies. Whether in literature or theology, in communication sciences or in political sciences, its member societies represent a whole variety of disciplines. In total, no fewer than 30,000 people are members of a learned society associated with the SAHS, making it the largest network in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.
Research promotion, international cooperation and the promotion of young academics – these have been the main concerns of the SAHS since its foundation in 1946. As an institution of research funding recognised by the Federal Confederation, the Academy is currently involved in four central thematic areas:
The SAHS serves as a platform for the realisation of joint projects and for the dissemination of research results within the scientific community. Its role as a "mediator" between the disciplines is also of great importance.
Promotion of the humanities and social sciences
The SAHS allocates a large part of its budget to the promotion of activities in the humanities and social sciences in our country. As far as possible, it pursues a funding policy that focuses on the promotion of young academics in research.
The SAHS regularly organizes public conferences and panel discussions on current topics. It thus emphasizes the contribution of its disciplines to the analysis of important social challenges and promotes dialogue with politics and business.
Infrastructures in the humanities and social sciences
The SAHS is responsible for various long-term projects. These provide an important research infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences and make a substantial contribution to the preservation, communication and development of Switzerland's collective memory.
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
The SAHS is a member of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences network the sciences regionally, nationally and internationally. They are particularly active in the fields of foresight, ethics and advocate dialogue between science and society.
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Corporate Communications Manager
Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis is a business that is centred on creating, serving and sustaining diverse expert communities of researchers and other knowledge makers to maximise the contribution and impact of their work.
As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, and our brands include Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, F1000 and Dovepress.
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Established in 1927 as Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool (Roman Catholic Business School), we have now, nearly a century later, grown into a thriving, medium-sized, multi-disciplinary university oriented towards the humanities and social sciences.
We are alert and responding to challenges posed by a world in a state of flux. We educate our students to become the leaders of the future: engaged academics who are of significance to society and reflect on their role in it. We are a safe and inclusive community where our students and staff recognize and value each other.
As education, research, and our environment connect, knowledge grows and evolves. Four core values inspire us on our journey to our first centennial: Curious, Caring, Connected, and Courageous.
At Tilburg University, we seek to study and understand society and in this way we contribute to solving complex societal issues. That is what drives us. And we achieve it through state-of-the-art knowledge in the disciplines of economics, business studies, and entrepreneurship, the social and behavioral sciences, law and public governance, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology.
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