Leiden Statement

21 November 2014

The Russell Group has joined with other global universities in support of research and education in the humanities and social sciences. At a meeting held at Leiden University, the eight groups representing the world’s foremost research universities have committed themselves to:

• making the case for strong funding and support of humanities and social sciences research

• supporting the humanities and social sciences within their institutions

• highlighting the significant contributions that the humanities and social sciences make to national and global wellbeing

• ensuring that the benefits of humanities and social sciences research and education programs flow out to the wider community

• facilitating international co-operation in the humanities and social sciences 

• advancing global research collaborations including interdisciplinary approaches to global societal challenges in partnership with engineering and the sciences.

These shared aims are set out in the Leiden Statement on the role of the social sciences and humanities in the global research landscape.

Leiden Statement

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