Research Area Social Sciences
Social sciences help to answer a wide range of societal issues and are crucial for gaining insight in the dynamics of society and the behaviour of groups and individuals.
For example: how do we keep growing cities liveable, reachable and active? How is the ageing population affecting education? What is the role of cognition in the eating behaviour of overweight people?
Sociale Sciences has four main groups of disciplines:
- Economics and business administration
- Behaviour and education
- Law and administration
- Social sciences
These main groups comprise more than 15 scientific disciplines.
The research area Social Sciences supports two temporary taskforces:
- The National Initiative Brain and Cognition (NIHC) consolidates strengths in the area of fundamental and applied neuroscience and cognition research.
- The National Temporary Taskforce for Educational Research (NRO) will set up research programmes that cut across or overarch fundamental, policy-oriented and practice-oriented research. It will also ensure that the funds available for educational research are deployed more efficiently and effectively.
Examples of funding instruments
- Research Talent
- Big Data: real time ICT for logistics
- Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative - Food-Water-Energy Nexus (SUGI)
Examples of programmes
- Accelerator. Knowledge and innovation for a competitive logistics sector
- ERA-NET New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE)