Launch of ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024

4 Nov 2019
Dr Claire Edwards, Professor Anita Maguire, Professor Patrick O'Shea, Professor Chris Williams

On 4 November 2019, UCC President, Professor Patrick O'Shea, formally launched the ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024, which sets out a vision for the Institute’s role as a leading centre for imaginative, interdisciplinary and impactful social science research.

In his opening address, Professor O'Shea highlighted the significance of interdisciplinary social science research in helping us to understand key societal challenges, which cannot be addressed by any one discipline alone. He praised the Institute's work in promoting interdisciplinary, impactful research on some of the most important and complex societal issues and questions which Ireland and the world currently face, including, for example, how we support migrant children to integrate and flourish in European societies, how we address violence against women and how we understand attitudes to energy consumption.

Speakers at the launch included Professor Anita Maguire, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Professor Chris Williams, Head of College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) and Dr. Claire Edwards, Director of ISS21. Professor John McCarthy (Chair of the ISS21 Board) chaired the event.

The presentations were followed by a showcase of ISS21 research, including a poster display of the ISS21 research clusters and projects including: IMMERSE RRING PositivMasc GendeResearchIreland YOUTH-HOME  Socioeconomic Impact of Cork Northwest Regeneration Programme MusConYP GENOVATE Living Well With The Dead In Contemporary Ireland and Post-Caregiving.

The launch of the Plan coincides with the establishment of a major new research programme within the Institute called CARE21, which will develop interdisciplinary social science research on care and caring in Ireland in the 21st century.  For further details please click on the following link: Caring Working Group

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