Leeds Social Sciences Institute

The LSSI is a large, vibrant research Institute that works to support and enhance the Social Sciences at Leeds. It fosters interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, promotes relations with external partners in the public, private and third sectors and builds capacity through the provision of training and skills development for the next generation of research leaders.

Interdisciplinary Research

The LSSI supports and enhances the work of social scientists across six faculties, actively encouraging cross-disciplinary research.

Impact and Engagement

We continue to build bridges between our research community and external organisations to address relevant societal challenges.

Capacity Building

The Institute offers training and career development for the next generation of research leaders.

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  • The EU Brexit debate: Should we stay or should we go?

    Date: 2/6/2016 | Time: 6.00pm9.00pm

    JUST West Yorkshire, in partnership with UK Race and Europe Network, is organising a debate ‘Should we stay or should we go?’ to explore the referendum question. So far, much of the discussion around the referendum has been focused on Read more »
  • Centre for Global Development Summer School

    Date: 6/6/201610/6/2016

    Early Bird registration is now open for the Centre for Global Development Summer School, which will explore challenges and opportunities to achieving ‘just practices of development’ in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The five-day event will give participants Read more »
  • White Rose PGR Environment and Sustainability Conference

    Date: 7/6/2016 (all day)

    Postgraduate students are invited to attend the 2016 Environment and Sustainability Pathway Postgraduate Conference, sponsored by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre. The one day event will bring together researchers from the broad range of disciplines that make up the Environment and Read more »

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