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Social science and humanities needs more backing, says Leru

The League of European Research Universities has added its weight to calls for more support for social science and the humanities under Horizon 2020.

In a position paper released on 2 December, Leru says that integration of SSH research within the third pillar of the programme, the societal challenges, has only been achieved “in an uneven way”, meaning it remains an add-on in several areas.

“No significant progress nor implementation of any policy can be achieved in the societal challenges without a significant, concomitant progress on the understanding of the behaviour of the individuals and groups who face these challenges,” states Leru in the paper.

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