Irish Social Sciences Platform
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Irish Social Sciences Platform

ISSP is an island of Ireland platform of integrated social science research and graduate education focusing on the social, cultural, economic and spatial transformations affecting Ireland in the 21st Century.

The initiative is funded to the order of €16.5 million by the Higher Education Authority under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions. It brings together 8 institutions and 19 disciplines, including spatial planning and development.

The partners are Queen’s University Belfast, NUI Maynooth, NUI Galway, University College Cork, Dublin City University, Sligo Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College, and University of Limerick.

The Queen’s University Belfast involvement is through the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning (ISEP).



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