Strategic Plan 2024-2029

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Academy of Social Sciences 

The Academy’s strategy, to 2029, outlines our objectives for promoting social science in the UK for public benefit and guides our activities in achieving our vision to see the social sciences flourish in the UK, sustain their world leading stature and be applied to make the world a better place

The strategy consists of six objectives:

  1. Embed social science evidence and mindsets more fully across governments and decision-makers, enhancing awareness of, demand for, and use of social science evidence and building greater parity of esteem between social science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
  2. Safeguard the social sciences: seeking to sustain their ‘health’ in secondary education, higher education and research, and their funding, in a complex setting subject to changing political pressures.
  3. Foster strong, skilled and diverse pipelines of social scientists for the benefit of the social sciences, society, employers and individuals.
  4. Grow the public image and understanding of social science with the long-term aim of achieving parity of public recognition with science and technology.
  5. Recognise and support excellence in social sciences, recognising that the UK is a world leader in this sector and that the social science ‘ecosystem’ needs nourishing.
  6. Ensure a sustainable future for the Academy and its work to ‘promote social sciences in the UK for public benefit’.

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