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Institute for Social Science

Institute for Social Science

We support social science research across the University.

What we do

The Institute for Social Science was created to support social science research activity across the three Newcastle University faculties. 

Our key aim is to raise the profile and visibility of our social sciences and social scientists. We support and celebrate social science research, as well as develop connections to enable our social scientists to work in an interdisciplinary way. We support a number of strategic themes, but these are by no means exclusive of the wide-ranging research topics and activity that we seek to support.   

The Institute works by: 

  • actively fostering an inclusive rather than competitive research culture, supporting researchers through all career stages 
  • supporting, developing and funding projects and initiatives 
  • hosting events and creating spaces for critical thinking, discussion and debate 

We help to develop work that is local, national and international in scope. We support cross disciplinary research, that questions ideas, that engages with societal challenges and proposes new ways of collaborating. 

We also work with the Institute for Creative Arts Practice and the Humanities Research Institute. 

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