The International Institute of Social Studies has identified four cross-cutting themes which integrate the Institute's research efforts. The themes address the complementarities between different strands of research and reflect ISS research strengths.
The four research themes
These cross-cutting themes emphasize the societal relevance of ISS research.
Our themes reflect ISS commitment to critical and socially engaged research
They are at the heart of important political and societal debates that are taking place both in Europe and globally and are a reflection of the attention to global and universal societal challenges.
By focusing on these themes, ISS aims to provide analyses of migration, conflict, climate change and inequality that reflect out commitment to critical and socially engaged academic research.