Research Center for Transnational Social Support creates sustainable structures for research into social support across national borders
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has been working in partnership with the University of Hildesheim over the past seven years to establish a new research field focusing on transnational processes in social support.
This topic will grow in importance in the future as it becomes necessary to face up to the challenges of an increasingly globalized world. "Social support is no longer provided merely though national structures, as the current concerns relating to refugee policies illustrate," said Professor Cornelia Schweppe of Mainz University.
It was against this background that the two partner institutions in Mainz and Hildesheim decided to take a next step in their work in this field, in which they have already been collaborating for many years within the Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support," funded by the German Research Foundation.
The newly established "Research Center for Transnational Social Support – TRANSSOS" puts in place sustainable structures that will enable long-term research of the subject. TRANSSOS brings together research, the advancement of young scholars, and academic communication under one roof. It also provides an international publication forum in the form of the peer-reviewed Transnational Social Review − A Social Work Journal, which has been published since 2014 by Routledge.
The main purpose of TRANSSOS is to extend research in the field of transnational social support. For this seven working groups are set up that will deal with topics such as aging and youth, the history of social support, and transnational social policies. The projects will be supplemented by regular conferences and events such as lecture series.
TRANSSOS may be contacted through its new website http://transsos.com/ and via the new e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. All those interested in the subject can also register to receive the TRANSSOS newsletter.
TRANSSOS is based at the Institute of Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Institute for Social and Organizational Education at the University of Hildesheim. The coordinators are Professor Cornelia Schweppe in Mainz and Professor Wolfgang Schröer in Hildesheim. Project manager in Mainz is Dr. Claudia Olivier.
Professor Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Institute of Education
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
55099 Mainz, GERMANY
phone +49 6131 39-20727
fax +49 6131 39-26165
http://www.uni-mainz.de/presse/18035_ENG_HTML.php - press release ; http://transsos.com/ (Research Center for Transnational Social Support – TRANSSOS) ;
http://transsos.com/phd-program (Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support") ;
http://www.tandfonline.com/rtsr ("Transnational Social Review - A Social Work Journal") ;
http://transsos.com/research/working-groups.html (TRANSSOS Working Groups)
Petra Giegerich | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
Illinois researchers researchers find tweeting in cities lower than expected
21.02.2018 | University of Illinois College of Engineering
Polluted air may pollute our morality
08.02.2018 | Association for Psychological Science
In just a few weeks from now, the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere where it will to a large extent burn up. It is possible that some debris will reach the Earth's surface. Tiangong-1 is orbiting the Earth uncontrolled at a speed of approx. 29,000 km/h.Currently the prognosis relating to the time of impact currently lies within a window of several days. The scientists at Fraunhofer FHR have already been monitoring Tiangong-1 for a number of weeks with their TIRA system, one of the most powerful space observation radars in the world, with a view to supporting the German Space Situational Awareness Center and the ESA with their re-entry forecasts.
Following the loss of radio contact with Tiangong-1 in 2016 and due to the low orbital height, it is now inevitable that the Chinese space station will...
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, provider of research and development services for OLED lighting solutions, announces the founding of the “OLED Licht Forum” and presents latest OLED design and lighting solutions during light+building, from March 18th – 23rd, 2018 in Frankfurt a.M./Germany, at booth no. F91 in Hall 4.0.
They are united in their passion for OLED (organic light emitting diodes) lighting with all of its unique facets and application possibilities. Thus experts in...
A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million...
For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of live zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases, as the authors report in an article published in Nature Communications.
In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the networks of...
Animal photoreceptors capture light with photopigments. Researchers from the University of Göttingen have now discovered that these photopigments fulfill an...
19.03.2018 | Event News
16.03.2018 | Event News
13.03.2018 | Event News
21.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy
21.03.2018 | Materials Sciences
21.03.2018 | Life Sciences