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Exploring the changing landscape of Social Science Research in the Academic realm

March 7, 2016

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7th March 2016: SAGE In collaboration with the Central Library, University of Allahabad, organized a symposium on “The Changing Dynamics of Social Science Research” at the university campus with an objective to provide an intellectual platform to foster discussion on recent trends in social science research.

Prof R L Hangloo, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Allahabad chaired the session where Mr Stephen Barr, Managing Director, SAGE London and President, SAGE International was the Guest of Honour and Mr Vivek Mehra, Managing Director and CEO, SAGE Publications India delivered the Keynote address.

Mr Stephen Barr addressing an enthusiastic audience talked about the changing dynamics of Social Science research and discussed the key changes in doing research, such as use of big data techniques for research analysis. He also talked around how SAGE as a company has been effectively responding to the changes for the larger benefit of the academia and would continue the endeavor.

Prof Hangloo further added to the discussion by iterating the need and importance of understanding these dynamic changes and encouraged his faculty members and students to publish with vigor and disseminate knowledge instead of looking at just ticking a box.

In his opening remarks, Mr Vivek Mehra spoke about SAGE’s 50 years journey globally and his mission to continue the legacy of Sara Miller McCune (Founder of SAGE) in disseminating knowledge. The latest being the introduction of SAGE Bhasha, the Indian language publishing program.

The librarian Mr B K Singh gave the formal vote of thanks.

Mr Stephen Barr and Mr Vivek Mehra congratulated Prof R L Hangloo and Central Library for conducting such a successful and well-attended event in spite of the holiday on account of Maha Shivratri on Monday.

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