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Infographic: Social Science and the Grand Challenges

The world faces complex global problems that must be addressed to ensure humanity a healthy and sustainable future. To address these grand challenges, scientists, social scientists, engineers and other researchers must collaborate across disciplines to advance solutions.

As a part of the Springer Nature Social Science Survey in 2017 we asked our 491 participants how they believe social science can contribute to tackling these challenges.

Take a look at the full infographic below for more details on each of the five grand challenges along with comments from our participants on the role that social science research plays in addressing them. Join the discussion online using the hashtags #SocSciMatters and #SN_GrandChallenges

For more information on Springer Nature's Grand Challenges Programme, featuring research from across Springer Nature, visit the portal here.



Sustainable Cities

Climate Change

Global Health

Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Digitally Transformed World

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