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Centre for Youth Research and Dialogue

We are committed to knowledge exchange and to bridging the gap between policy and practice development.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Centre

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Centre at Ulster University brings together researchers for the purposes of developing collaborative projects.


As part of the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Politics and International Studies researchers continue to engage in critical issues affecting our political and social environments.

Social Work

Staff within the social work team at Ulster University are engaged in research with practitioners and services users in Northern Ireland and internationally.


Our work focuses on issues in Ireland, the UK and internationally, bridging the gap between local and global experiences.

Transforming Communities through Social Action

This research theme is about promoting a community-based, problem-solving approach.

ARK – Social Policy Research

ARK is Northern Ireland's social policy information hub shared jointly by Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast.

International State Crime Initiative

We aim to introduce new perspectives to the field of human rights research.


YouthPact is the Quality and Impact body for the EU Peace IV Children & Young People’s Programme.

Ethics Filter Committee

Our UoA 20 filter committee is in place to ensure that where fieldwork research takes place, it is done so ethically.

Centre for Public Administration

The Centre for Public Administration is an international leader in research that seeks to enhance policy and public administration.

Taking Boys Seriously

Research to create improved understanding of systemic and personal barriers and to increase opportunities for young males to succeed in education.

Research project