UCD Academic Centres

Rationale for Establishment of UCD Institute for British Irish Studies (IBIS)

Rationale for Establishment
The IBIS aims (i) to promote and conduct academic research in the area of relations between the two major traditions on the island of Ireland, and between Ireland and Great Britain, from an inter-disciplinary social science perspective; (ii) to promote and encourage collaboration with academic bodies and with individual researchers elsewhere who share an interest in the exploration of relations between different national, ethnic or racial groups; and (iii) to promote contact with policy makers and opinion formers outside the university sector, and to ensure a free flow of ideas between the academic and the non-academic worlds.