Research themes

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.

Social Protection and Inequality

Reducing poverty and vulnerability

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Environment and Climate Change

Conserving natural resources for sustainable development

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Migration and Diversity

The transformations for national societies and global society

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Conflict and Peace

Why and how conflicts occur and how to achieve peace

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