ISSP is an all-island platform for social science research and graduate training in the social, cultural and economic transformations shaping Ireland in the 21st century.

The Irish Social Sciences Platform brings together academics from 19 disciplines in 8 institutions across the island in a common programme of research on knowledge, innovation, society and space. ISSP focus on investigating three broad themes of national importance – creating balanced development, sustaining communities and building the knowledge economy.

ISSP researchers take an active role in social, economic and cultural policy debates as Ireland recovers slowly from the crash. It works closely with local communities, voluntary and semi-state agencies, and local and national government in tackling issues for building a prosperous future for the whole island of Ireland.

There are six research centres involved in ISSP within NUI Galway

Funded by

ISSP sponsors

Project Partners

Eight Institutions across the island of Ireland participated, with expertise from 19 Disciplines:

NUI Galway

NUI Maynooth

University College Cork

University of Limerick

Queen’s University

Dublin City University

Sligo Institute of Technology

Mary Immaculate College

For more information

Please contact Dr James Cunningham