We host many centres and institutes at the School, where academics from across the social sciences collaborate on interdisciplinary research to explore and address some of society's greatest challenges.
AQMEN is an established provider of training, capacity building and knowledge exchange activities in the area of statistical methods and data analysis
Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE)
The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE) conducts innovative and critical research on the relationship between knowledge and policy.
Centre for South Asian Studies
Founded in 1988, the Centre for Asian Studies (CSAS) brings together a vibrant core of academic colleagues that have a keen interest and expertise on South Asia.
Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC)
The Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC) is a leading centre for the study of constitutional change and territorial politics in the United Kingdom and beyond.
The Centre for Security Research (CeSeR) is an interdisciplinary centre that aims to promote and link diverse forms of security research across disciplines
The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships produces, supports, stimulates and shares high-quality social research on families and relationships across the lifecourse.
The Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought (CRITIQUE) is a dynamic hub for ethical and critical analysis of urgent social challenges.
The Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) is a world-leading academic unit dedicated to the anthropological study of the body, health, and medicine.
Edinburgh Europa Institute
Founded in 1968, the Europa Institute is one of the most active specialist centres of advanced study on European integration in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Edinburgh Hub for Responsible Innovation
A focal point for cross-college research, teaching and policy exchange activities around responsible research and innovation.
Edinburgh Q-Step Centre
The Edinburgh Q-Step Centre equips students with the quantitative skills needed in tomorrow’s social scientists.
The Engineering Life project focuses on the emerging field of synthetic biology, which promises to engineer the living world.
genderED is a cross-University hub for gender and sexualities studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Global Development Academy
The Global Development Academy makes a profound contribution to global development that is practical as well as intellectual.
Global Health Policy Unit
The Global Health Policy Unit is a unique cross-disciplinary team committed to addressing the major global health policy challenges facing countries of all income levels.
Innogen enables social sciences to have an influence on the evolution of innovation in life sciences, focusing on the important governance roles played by regulatory systems and stakeholder perspectives.
Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI)
The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation is a research network bringing together groups that are involved in research, teaching and knowledge transfer on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation.
Neuropolitics Research Lab
Neuropolitics Research Lab (NRlabs) produces transdisciplinary research, utilising developments in the cognitive neurosciences, to shed new light on political attitudes, identities and decision-behaviours.
The Q-Step Academy provides free training and resources on statistical literacy for staff and pupils in the social sciences.
RACE.ED is a network concerned with race, racialisation and decolonial studies from a multidisciplinary perspective.