At the heart of the WiSE Research Centre is the ethos of equality, social justice and inclusion.
The WiSE Centre for Economic Justice, established in October 2010, takes an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of economic, social and public policy. WiSE is the intellectual home to a growing group of GCU academics from a variety of disciplines including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, History, Law and Risk who are committed to building an international reputation as a centre of excellence under the broad theme of Economic Justice.
WiSE's activities and achievements augment the University’s core mission to contribute beyond the traditional role of a university in the creation, curation and transfer of knowledge and problem-solving skills. Central to GCU’s commitment ‘For the Common Good’ is its objectives of ‘imbuing a strong sense of global citizenship amongst our students and staff’ and ‘the positioning of critical discourse and creative innovation at the centre of our research and educational activity’ (GCU Strategy 2020).
WiSE works collaboratively through our research, teaching, civic and policy engagement to foster creative interdisciplinary initiatives that exploit new knowledge to inform public policy and create a justice society.