• ASSA Fellows recognised in 2019 Australia Day Honours

    ASSA Fellows recognised in 2019 Australia Day Honours

    The Academy is proud to announce that six of its Fellows were recognised as part of the Australia Day Honours for 2019…

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  • Top Scholars Honoured: Academy Elects 36 New Fellows in 2018

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  • 2018 PAUL BOURKE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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  • ACADEMY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AUSTRALIA

    The Academy (ASSA) promotes excellence in the social sciences and in their contribution to public policy.

    The social sciences are a group of like-minded academic disciplines that work on systematic development of logic and evidence to understand human behaviour in its social setting, including the nature of economic, political, and community activity and institutions.

    The Academy is an independent, not for profit body representing over 600 pre-eminent social scientists. Academy Fellows have produced internationally recognised research to guide public policy. In areas like economics, education, health, law and social policy, social science underpins Australia’s quality of life.

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2018 Cunningham Lecture: The Pursuit of Knowledge

– Video uploaded below – The Pursuit of Knowledge: Veritas Redux Presented by Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA (Professor ANU and UNSW Canberra) Humans are ascendant because of rational knowledge. In this Lecture the nature and standing of contemporary knowledge creation, testing and transmission will be examined. Achievement will be celebrated, but failure and challenges […]

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    Great article from #FASSA @profholden. Another example of the social, political and economic complexities of the issues facing Australia. #economics #socialscience

    Richard Holden@profholden

    My latest...Vital Signs: why more expensive milk won't help farmers much https://t.co/YuBKpyYLMF via @ConversationEDU

    “Our focus has to shift from quantity to quality…we must abandon the assumption that a passive apprenticeship system works” The Chief Scientist in @nature article calls for formal action to improve better research practices. Read more here https://t.co/0072AYqdcZ

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