The rapid pace of societal and technological change is transforming how we live now and challenges us to design a future which promotes social justice and inclusion. The transformations in our current world will drive change in how we educate, learn, connect with each other, do business, govern and build societies. Through our work, we seek to better understand social and economic change and to provide a platform for an equitable and sustainable future.
Projects within the Social and Economic Transformations theme include:
The institute also collaborates closely with the research clusters within the Social and Economic Transformations research theme. These clusters are: Business Innovation, Education, Learning Environments and Professional Practice, Markets & Financial Exchange, Policy, Law & Governance, Social Justice, Participation & Human Rights, Sustaining Communities
Maynooth University has invested in a number of outstanding nationally/internationally significant data infrastructures. These infrastructures promote the social, economic, spatial, and environmental research undertaken by MUSSI members. They also enable MUSSI members to offer data services to industry/government agencies/third sector organisations/social scientific researchers across Ireland and abroad. These infrastructures include:
Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA) (PI Professor Jane Gray)
Digital Repository Ireland (DRI) (PIs Professor Rob Kitchin and Professor Jane Gray)
All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) (PIs Professor Rob Kitchin and Justin Gleeson)