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 science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.
The Academy is composed of around 1100 individual Fellows, 42 Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most Learned Societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented
In September 2012 the Academy’s Council agreed a Vision Statement to aid it in developing its strategic plan.
The Academy is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee no 3847936 and is registered as a charity no 1088537.