The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) was established in 2008. The Institute is a collaborative venture between the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea. The principal aims of WISERD are as follows:
WISERD seeks to achieve these aims through two programmes: a research programme and a research infrastructure programme. In terms of its research, WISERD is able to demonstrate expertise in:
WISERD’s research programme is comprised of a diverse portfolio of activities, ranging from basic science to applied research projects, for further information click here.
WISERD’s research infrastructure programme is focused on the development of research capacity within the social sciences in Wales and beyond. This programme is comprised of the following key elements:
WISERD is coordinated from a hub based at Cardiff University. The Institute has researchers and senior linked academics based in each of the partner institutions, and seeks to engage with the wider academic community through its networks and membership schemes.
As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.