Economic and Social Research Council


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Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

the go vernment-funded agency that provides grants for social research. Formerly the Social Science Research Council, the change of name was at the behest of a government minister, Sir Keith Joseph, who was unhappy with the appropriateness of the term 'S cience’, and also anxious to focus on more economically relevant applied issues in social research.
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UKRI Council: Economic and Social Research Council - UKRI funding [pounds sterling]2.1 million
The Economic and Social Research Council said social science research in Wales now has the highest success rate and the biggest improvement of all the UK countries.
The sixth and final of a series of reviews led by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the analysis found that in the UK, human geography is an innovative, diverse, vibrant discipline that sets the intellectual agenda in many areas; publishes more than its fair share of major disciplinary journals; leads the way in terms of the number and reach of published journal articles; and has produced a large number of seminal publications--both books and articles.
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