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DONATION FROM SAGE PROVIDES MAJOR BOOST FOR CAMPAIGN FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
London, UK (11th April, 2012) – With new investment from independent academic and professional publisher SAGE, the Academy of Social Sciences has marked the one-year anniversary of its Campaign for Social Science with over £100,000 in total donations. The objective of the Campaign is to be raising £250,000 per annum by 2016. SAGE, who has promoted the Campaign since its launch in January 2011, confirmed its most recent donation will help fund the new role of a Campaign Officer at the Academy.
The Academy of Social Sciences is the only independent voice representing the interests of social science in the UK. The Campaign for Social Science was established by the Academy to raise the profile and importance of social science for government and amongst the wider public.
“SAGE has long been a champion of the social sciences and a proud supporter of the work the Academy does on behalf of this community,” said Ziyad Marar, Global Publishing Director, SAGE. “We passionately believe in the value social science brings to our understanding of the world and society, and as a world-leading social science publisher are committed to elevating its prominence.”
SAGE has supported the Academy for a number of years, including sponsorship of events such as their prestigious President’s Lunch, and a one-day seminar on the Riots of 2011. The Academy was also a launch partner on the SAGE social science blog network, www.socialsciencespace.com which in 2012 now has over 50 international partners from the social science community worldwide.
“A key objective of the Campaign is to create a popular vision of the impact of social science, what social science can do and demonstrate its impact on policy making and the delivery of public services,” said Cary Cooper, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences. “With this new investment we can extend the influence of the Campaign for Social Science and bring greater visibility and recognition for the social sciences.”
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com
The Academy of Social Sciences is the senior learned society for the social sciences in the UK. Its members include 750 academicians from both universities and the policy and practice communities and 43 member learned societies. Its mission is to promote social science in the UK for the public benefit.
The Campaign for Social Science was established by the Academy to raise the profile and importance of social science for government and amongst the wider public. A key objective of the Campaign is to create a popular vision of the impact of social science, what social science can do and demonstrate its impact on policy making and the delivery of public services.
Further information from: Shirley Ayres, Campaign Officer, Campaign for Social Science