Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Irish Social Sciences Platform

The Irish Social Sciences Platform (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." ISSP will focus its efforts on investigating three broad themes of national importance – creating balanced development, sustaining communities and building the knowledge economy.

"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 professional development,
methodology and specialist areas."

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