The Academy of Social Sciences is the National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences.

Its mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.


Academy and Campaign publish recommendations to support UK science in Brexit negotiations

In a briefing note addressing the consequences of the “prolonged period of uncertainty” in the three months since the EU referendum vote on June 23, the Academy and Campaign make recommendations about immediate steps the government should take to support UK science and ensure the “long-term health of research is kept to the fore” during the Brexit negotiation process. Read more …

Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Vacancy – Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is now looking to appoint UKRI’s first Chief Executive. Read more …


Academy calls for detailed parliamentary scrutiny of Higher Education and Research Bill

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have called for detailed parliamentary scrutiny of the Higher Education and Research Bill. Read more …


Leave – Academy briefing for UK social science in response to EU referendum vote

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, says ‘This will result in uncertainty for the social science community, with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, Read more …

Summer Programme 2016 - web

Academy and Campaign host successful Summer Programme

In June and July, the Academy and its Campaign held their first-ever Summer Programme series, covering topical and timely issues of social science significance. As we wrap up a successful season, we take a look back at the four headline events.Read more …

3 months since #Brexit - read our joint briefing w/ @CfSocialScience on what govt can do to protect UK science

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