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Participant n. 4 University College Cork (UCC)

Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21)

University College Cork (UCC) is one of the premier research institutions in Ireland, with one of the highest research incomes in the country and a strong track record of managing EU-funded projects. UCC’s research strategy is driven by the long-term goal to develop research excellence through the establishment of inter-disciplinary institutes with a critical mass of world-class researchers. In line with this, the interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) was established in UCC and is one of the university’s four Research Institutes and centres of excellence. ISS21 involves a critical mass of researchers from across the social sciences in enhancing current research on social and economic issues. It received significant Irish Government funding and has been successful in winning research funding from national and international sources, including in the arena of migration and young people. Interdisciplinary collaboration is conducted in ISS21 through a number of research clusters, one of which is in the area of Migration and Integration and which includes academics from a wide range of disciplines including Geography, Sociology, Applied Social Studies, Applied Psychology, Law, Study of Religions and the School of Languages. There is a very strong track record of interdisciplinary research in migration and integration among ISS21 members. Activities such as its program of visiting speakers, development of research clusters, sharing of research experiences and provision of training in research and generic skills will provide a stimulating environment. Members of the Migration and Integration cluster cooperate regularly through ongoing collaborative research projects, joint PhD supervision and in the delivery of the unique MA in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies. Full details are available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/iss21.

Main Tasks

  • Leadership of Tasks: 1.2, 6.1, and 8.1
  • Participation in all the work packages

Team members

Project responsible
Piaras Mac Éinrí
Dr, Lecturer in Migration Studies, Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork
College Road, Cork, Ireland
research.ucc.ie/profiles/A010/pmaceinri
p.maceinri@ucc.ie
+353-(0)21-490-2207

Working group
Linda Connolly
Dr, Director of Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork
College Road, Cork, Ireland
ucc.ie/en/iss21
l.connolly@ucc.ie
+353-(0)21-490-3000

Orla McGarry
Dr., Post-doctoral Researcher YMOBILITY project, University College Cork
College Road, Cork, Ireland
orla.mcgarry@ucc.ie

Caitríona Ní Laoire
Dr, Deputy Director of Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork
College Road, Cork, Ireland
ucc.ie/en/iss21
c.nilaoire@ucc.ie
+353-(0)21-490-3071

Siobhán O’ Brien
Ms., YMOBILITY Project Administrator, William Thompson House, University College Cork
College Road, Cork, Ireland
siobhanobrien@ucc.ie
+ 353 (0)21-490-3398

Angela Veale
Dr, Lecturer in Applied Psychology, School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork
College Road, Cork, Ireland
research.ucc.ie/profiles/A011/aveale
a.veale@ucc.ie
+353-(0)21-490-4509


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