Welcome to ISSP
ISSP is an all-island platform of integrated social science research and graduate training focusing on the social, cultural and economic transformations shaping Ireland in the 21st century."
The Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) brings together academics from 19 disciplines in 8 institutions across the island into a common programme of research centered on knowledge, innovation, society and space. ISSP will focus its efforts on investigating three broad themes of national importance - creating balanced development, sustaining communities and building the knowledge economy.
A key objective for ISSP researchers is to take an active role in key social, economic and cultural policy debates in the effort to sustain the Tiger economy that presently seems to have lost its roar. To that end it will work closely with local communities, voluntary and semi-state agencies, and local and national government in tackling critical issues and building a prosperous future for the whole island...
For more information, please visit the About ISSP page.