UBC gains $3.8 million for major studies on religion, security, trade | blog

UBC gains $3.8 million for major studies on religion, security, trade

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The University of British Columbia has launched major new research projects on religion and morality, terrorism and security, international relations in the digital age, free trade and sustainability, thanks to $3.8 million in new funding from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Of the funding, nearly $3 million will support the world’s largest study on the evolution of religion and morality. Led by UBC Faculty of Arts Prof. Edward Slingerland, the six-year project will bring together researchers from 20 global institutions, including Harvard and Oxford, to advance our understanding of religion and its role in society.

Mauritius, through MALEXA, will be one of the primary field locations for this project.
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