Project Details


Migration, race and ethnicity, majority-minority dynamics are established areas of academic enquiry in many contexts around the world. In one region of the UK, that of Northern Ireland, these are significantly under-studied when it comes to local populations and issues. This study seeks to comprehend why this is so, by exploring how such localised research enquiry is constructed, perceived and impacted by the various stakeholders who influence that contexts’ higher education ecology. Collected data about relevant research applications, awards and outputs will triangulated with primary data generated from questionnaire responses and semi-structured interviews with academics; institutional research developers; policymakers; members of governmental and non-governmental bodies with relation to universities and to the underserved populations. This will enable comprehending the complexities of the internal and external factors which shape research structures and cultures, and their relation to enabling or constraining the agency and practice of academic actors.
Effective start/end date22/03/2022 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • higher education
  • research
  • research culture
  • migrant
  • ethnic minority
  • minority
  • Northern Ireland
  • marginalisation
  • common good
  • social good


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