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 public benefit. The Academy is composed of approximately 1400 individual Fellows, 46 Member Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates. Together, this body of organisations is a community of some 90,000 social scientists. Academy Fellows are leading professional social scientists from academia and the public and private sectors. The Campaign for Social Science is an integral part of the Academy.
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.