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LSSI - Who We Are

Leeds Social Sciences Institute is a cross-faculty platform which supports interdisciplinary collaboration across the University of Leeds and with external stakeholders. We are dedicated to bringing the varied expertise and methodologies of the social sciences to bear on the complex societal challenges facing the world. 

We work across three main areas of activity: 

  • Developing and promoting interdisciplinary research between and beyond the social sciences.  
  • Skills training and capacity building. 
  • Maximising impact, knowledge exchange and public and policy engagement from our social science research. 

We host the university’s Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and support the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.   Find out more About LSSI.


Pioneering Partnerships: Effective Research Collaboration and Impact Strategies between the Universities of Queensland, Glasgow and Leeds

A key objective of Leeds Social Sciences Institute is to both develop international research links and build collaborative partnerships with a view to enhancing research impact and share best practice to effect support for interdisciplinary social science research.   As part of this agenda we have built a strong partnership with the Institute for Social Science Research...

Walking to Zero - a creative approach to understanding how the changing landscape may affect us all

Rediscovering our connections to the local surroundings through the live poetry of Lemn Sissay OBE FRSL, and staff and student-created landscape sketches Staff at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) were delighted to welcome the esteemed author, broadcaster and poet, Lemn Sissay to Leeds today.  Lemn launched the Walking to Zero exhibition, which accompanies the LUBS...

Artivist Crossings: crossing boundaries with the University of Buenos Aires

A collaborative International Strategy Fund project with the University of Buenos Aires crosses boundaries, disciplines and cultures to tackle climate justice. Artivist Crossings is a unique, transdisciplinary partnership between the University of Leeds and Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani (IIGG) at Universidad de Buenos Aires. The research team collaborates with artists and activists, sharing knowledge across...

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Seminar: Cross institutional perspectives on equity and wellbeing, in climate, planetary health and transport research

The University of Leeds’ International Strategy aims to be a truly international university with global research and impact through internationally relevant,...

Co-production Workshop - Sharing Co-production Research Methodologies

Co-producing solutions for Sustainable Cooling in Pune (India) to include narratives from Marginalised Communities Sustainable cooling uniquely lies at the...

Leeds City Council: Areas of Research Interest - Information Session

In Spring 2024, Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds are launching a refreshed set of Areas of Research Interest,...

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