Established in 2015 as part of the University's ambitious Research Strategy (2012-2017), the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI) brings together, consolidates and scales existing social scientific research expertise and research infrastructure across the campus as part of a single enterprise.  It builds upon the work of existing Faculty of Social Science based research institutes - in particular the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) and the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG).

Read more on the history of NIRSA 

Read more on the history of NCG