The Institute for Social Science Research has two major objectives: 1. To advance the research mission of the social sciences at Arizona State University; and 2. To help students and faculty develop the research skills needed in today’s world.
Many of the big problems today—from tracking the outbreak of diseases, to managing scarce water resources, to understanding the impact of new technologies—require collaboration across the medical sciences, the physical and biological sciences, the social sciences, and engineering. ASU’s emphasis on collaborative work across disciplines is exactly what’s needed to understand these complex problems and to develop solutions.