Centre for International Borders Research (CIBR)
is an interdisciplinary centre for empirical, comparative and theoretical
study of international borders and border regions.
for British-Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary resource
based in the Department
of Politics at UCD.
It organises regular conferences and lectures
and other events, providing a platform for academics, politicians and
public servants to share perspectives with each other
and with the wider public. Its publications include a paper series,
working papers, edited volumes, books and a newsletter.
Cross Border Studies (CCBS), founded in September 1999 and
based in Armagh and Dublin, researches and develops co-operation across
the Irish border in education, health, business, public administration,
communications, agriculture, the environment and a range of other practical
CCBS is currently developing BorderIreland.info,
an on-line information signposting system to direct people to existing
points of cross-border information in the public domain. The system will
act as a one-stop shop for researchers, policy makers, community development
workers, businesses and the general public providing, for the first time,
an electronic gateway to the full range of cross-border research material,
publications, funding opportunities and other information available in
is a think tank. It is based in Belfast
but has links across Ireland, Britain and beyond. Its twin focus is: the
continuing challenge of political accommodation in Northern Ireland; the
social and economic issues neglected during the regions troubles'.
The Geary Institute (formerly the Institute for the Study of Social Change)
was established at UCD in 1999. It
conducts research on a variety of themes and offers a unique PhD programme
in the social sciences. Geary also houses the Irish Social Science Data