ISSP is an all-island platform of integrated social science research and graduate training, focusing on the social, cultural and economic transformation shaping Ireland in the 21st century.
ISSP research focuses on three strongly inter-related areas of recognised national importance: building of the knowledge society/economy; supporting sustainable communities; and promoting balanced regional and rural development and competitiveness.
These themes are tied together and examined in relation to the concepts of innovation, spatial strategies and inclusion to provide a comprehensive understanding of comtemporary Ireland.
|Knowledge Society||Balanced Development||Sustaining Communities|
|Spatial Strategies||NUIM, ITS, NUIG||NUIM. QUB, MIC, UL||NUIM, ITS|
|Inclusion||UL||NUIG, NUIM, UL, UCC||UL, UCC|
A core undertaking of ISSP is the creation of a national social sciences graduate platform capable of delivering graduate research education. Graduate students will undertake taught courses, training workshops and summer schools, and have supervisory committees that span disciplines and partner institutions. The taught component will include modules on prefessional development, methodology and specialist areas.
For more information on ISSP, please visit www.issplatfom.ie
ISSP Partners : NUI Maynooth : NUI Galway : University of Limerick : University College Cork : Dublin City University : Mary Immaculate College Limerick : Institute of Technology Sligo : Queen's University Belfast