About the research centre for disability studies

The aim of the Research centre for disability studies is to increase and strengthen research in the field of disability with an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship, including social, cultural and human rights approaches. By bringing together teaching, research, policy and practice the Centre plays an important role in innovation and knowledge in the field of disability. 

The Centre for Disability Studies was established on March 3, 2006 and operates under the auspices of the Social Science Research Institute in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland.

The Centre has a wide ranging national and international collaboration with scholars, universities and research centres in a number of countries, and works with advocacy groups, disabled people’s organizations, policy makers, agencies and professionals in the field of disability.

About Disability Studies