Latest News from the Social Sciences Research Centre

Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme | AgriDemo: F2F: Building an interactive AgriDemo-Hub community: enhancing farmer-to-farmer learning

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will undertake sociological research on themes such as social interfaces; knowledge; and learning. S/he will apply sociological theory to undertake desk-studies and field research on demonstration farms, with a particular emphasis on processes of ‘knowledge brokering’ in the context of agricultural extension. A key function of the role is to work collaboratively with actors in agricultural extension (advisers and specialists) and a range of other actors involved in the AgriDemo: F2F consortium. Analysis of desk-reviews, data and stakeholder interactions in social interfaces will be written up in the form of material for policy-makers and rural professionals; and journal articles. The successful candidate will be based at Teagasc’s Department of Spatial Analysis & Agri-Food Innovation at the Rural Economy Development Programme, Athenry. S/he will work within the communities of the AgriDemo: F2F EU Horizon 2020 project consortium involving approximately 20 partners.

Learn more about the job spec by CLICKING HERE and download an application form by CLICKING HERE.

Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate Position | Building Shared Knowledge Capital to support natural resource governance in the Northern Periphery

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the full-time position of Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate with the Discipline of Geography / Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme / EU and begins start Jan. 2018 to contract end date of 31st March 2019. Further detail are available by CLICKING HERE.

The AGM of the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) 2016)

The pre-AGM Secrectary's report is available to download by CLICKING HERE. The AGM was held on Thursday 8th November 2016 in Room 333, 2nd Floor of Áras Moyola.

The minutes of the meeting are available to download by CLICKING HERE.

2016 Conference - Galway: Today and Tomorrow

To mark the fiftieth (50th) anniversary of the founding of the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) a conference will take place on 20th October in the ILAS Centre at NUI Galway. The theme of the conference will be; 'Galway: Today and Tommorrow'. It is anticipated that this conference will provide an excellent opportunity for the University, through the work of the SSRC, to reach out to the general public in Galway City and the surrounding rural regions. The conference will provide a crucial forum for a broad range of public actors and representatives, relevant key decision-makers, NGOs, community organisations and activists, and civic society groups to share ideas relating to the future direction of Galway. For more on this event check out the Conference Webpage

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The Mobilities and Liveability in Galway Research Project

This innovative research project seeks to capture people’s opinions and understanding of transport, mobility and liveability in Galway City, Ireland. Data collection is being carried out by researchers and undergraduate students from the School of Political Science & Sociology at the National University of Ireland Galway over the summer months. Results and findings from this project will be disseminated to academics, policy designers, interested individuals and groups, and to the wider public.