What is INCORE?
INCORE’s vision is of a world where divided societies are transformed from conflict to peace.
The International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) in Derry~Londonderry, established in 1993, is the premier research institute in conflict transformation on the island of Ireland. INCORE is unique in that it is based in a society emerging from conflict, as well as being a centre of excellence, and an associated site of the United Nations University.
The University of Ulster has pioneered practice- based learning in conflict and developed a global network of peacebuilders since the 1970s and has an international reputation for the quality and relevance of its work.
INCORE has ambitious plans to scale the impact of its peacebuilding work by investing in the INCORE Peace Initiative which will be steered by the John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace and also include a Distinguished Global Peace Fellow, a Lesson-Learning Programme and Masters and PhD scholarships.
The new INCORE Peace Initiative will give a new generation of peacebuilders, locally and globally, their best chance of success.
What does INCORE do?
• Practice-based, policy-focused, international, comparative research focused on the consolidation and deepening of knowledge about peacemaking and peacebuilding processes.;
• Staff are practitioners who advise in conflict situations and facilitate negotiations and dialogues that promote reconciliation;
• Teaching focussed on providing highly relevant and applied skills;
• Offers an acclaimed Masters in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies, now in its 25th year with over 500 graduates;
• International Summer School (in its 14th year) has transferred applied skills to over 1,400 people in over 30 countries;
• Conduct local-global exchanges exporting invaluable lessons from the
Northern Ireland experience and importing those from other contexts;
• Runs the internationally acclaimed Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN), the largest online repository of Northern Ireland conflict- related materials in the world.
• Houses ARK, a resource dedicated to making social and political information on Northern Ireland available to the widest possible audience.