Three Guild universities sign a statement calling for improved SSH research opportunities in FP9
Ghent University has issued a call to create more research opportunities for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in the next Framework Programme (FP9), and to reinforce existing mechanisms that enable SSH disciplines to fully participate in Horizon 2020.
This statement has been endorsed by several universities and organisations, including two other Guild members: the universities of Glasgow and Groningen. The document underlines that we cannot adequately address European and global challenges without strong SSH research, which helps us understand and cope with change, as well as the non-technical and exact aspects of disruption. The statement also notes Europe’s pre-eminence in SSH disciplines worldwide, arguing that Europe needs to invest in the strength of its research base.