About Social Sciences

The social sciences study the possibilities and constraints that surround human activity, the ones that open spaces, and erect limits around human creativity. Therefore they examine and explain human beings on different levels, from neural foundations to individual behaviour, group processes and the functioning of entire societies.


Consequently, the social sciences employ a wide variety of methods tailored to be scientifically rigorous, and to ensure that reliable knowledge is secured.




Naturally, the social sciences benefit from the insights gained through related disciplines such as the human, life and medical sciences. These areas of convergence allow for a fuller understanding of the diverse facets of the social science enterprise, and range from literary, philosophical and historical inputs on the one hand, to biological and medical ones, including human biology, on the other. At the same time, almost all (medical, life and human) scientific problems have aspects that require the participation of social sciences in their thorough examination.