Supporting Superdiversity

Superdiversity means a high degree of diversity in a population. In UNIC, and in our post-industrial cities, the term captures the growing complexity of diversity, including complex mixtures (and intersectionalities) of ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, social status, economic status, legal status, lifestyle and more. It reflects how our cities are home to a rich mix of people of different backgrounds and identities. 

The UNIC Superdiversity Academy works to ensure UNIC universities are well-equipped to best support superdiversity.

The UNIC Superdiversity Academy at UCC is led by the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), in conjunction with Access UCC and the university’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Unit. It has been spearheaded by a working group within ISS21 with representation from the School of Applied Social Studies, School of Education and Department of Geography. Read more about the Superdiversity Academy on the ISS21 site: UCC UNIC Superdiversity Academy | University College Cork.

The Superdiversity Academy encompasses a number of key activities, as detailed in the following sections (click on tabs below for further information).

UNIC European University of Cities in Post-Industrial Transition, UCC office