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Other responses to Plan S

Our Member Learned Societies’ responses to Plan S British Academy of Management response to Plan S British Sociological Association response to Plan S Political Studies Association response to Plan S Regional Studies Association response to Plan S Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) response to Plan S Other selected UK responses to… Read more »

Academy of Social Sciences response to Plan S, and UKRI implementation

Introduction 1. The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of nearly 1400 individual Fellows, 44 Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates, together… Read more »

AcSS and CfSS response to the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee inquiry into Brexit: EU Student Exchanges and Funding for University Research

Academy of Social Sciences and Campaign for Social Science – Written evidence (ESE0013) The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have long argued that retaining the closest possible association with the EU framework programmes, and access to exchange programmes like Erasmus+, are necessary to ensure the continued vibrancy and vitality of the UK science and research sector. This would not only help safeguard research funding and continued opportunities… Read more »

AcSS response to HoC ST inquiry on balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending

Academy of Social Sciences response to House of Commons Science and Technology Inquiry into Balance and Effectiveness of Research and Innovation Spending The Academy of Social Sciences welcomes the inquiry of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee into the balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending. We have also welcomed the fact… Read more »

Academy and Campaign respond to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Brexit Inquiry

Responding to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Brexit Science and Innovation Summit Inquiry, the Academy and Campaign stress previous calls for ‘appropriate visa policies’ for universities and the wider research community. They argue that ‘straightforward and flexible recruitment and retention’ of international researchers would ensure the UK has the necessary skills… Read more »

Academy and Campaign welcome Brexit report and additional visas

The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) and its Campaign for Social Science (CfSS) welcome the British Academy’s report, ‘Brexit Means?’,  which sets out the BA’s priorities for the humanities and social sciences in the current Brexit negotiations. The impact of Brexit on higher education in all disciplines has been raised by many. This includes implications for… Read more »

Academy welcomes Smith Review

The Academy has today welcomed Professor Sir Adrian Smith’s Review of Post 16 Mathematics which raises a number of important points related to the need for maths and data skills beyond those groups that go on to study maths and science at university. The report rightly determines that data and number skills will be increasingly… Read more »

Response to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper Consultation

The Academy and its Campaign for Social Science submitted a joint response to the UK Government Green Paper on Industrial Strategy.

Response to the Triggering of Article 50

Today, the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the process of our withdrawal from the European Union. As negotiations with the other 27 EU countries begin, we recognise the pressures the Government faces in obtaining the best possible deal for the UK. With this in mind, the Academy of Social Sciences… Read more »

Academy response to HEFCE’s consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework

The Academy has today published its response to HEFCE’s consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework.