The SAHS is an association of 60 institutions – that is scientific organisations as well as foundations – both representing the entire field of humanities and social sciences. Together, they form a unique network of experts offering their knowledge and competence to the science and to the public.
The various activities of the member organisations, in particular the publishing of journals and the organising of conferences, guarantee for a collaboration within their own disciplines but also with other fields.
Standing for a broad negotiation of scientific results, the member organisations «build a bridge» between the academic world and the public. Thereby research is becoming a common part of the general culture.