We have a shared vision and collective sense of purpose to make sure that in ten years’ time, the School of Information and Communication Studies will be seen as an exemplar for how information and communication schools in small societies can thrive in a globalised field of university education. This will be visible in:
- Our growing research reputation in Library and Information Studies, Communication and Media, Digital Policy, and Human Computer Interaction studies
- Our vibrant community of researchers, including postdoctoral and PhD researchers hosted in the School, the Centre for Digital Policy, HCI@UCD, and the ADAPT and INSIGHT strands led by ICS researchers
- Our culture of research support, visible in a sustainable balance between teaching and learning, administration, research, and structured research leave
- Our focus on well-being within, through, and as an output of our research
- An emphasis on collegiality and cooperation, through giving and receiving respectful and constructive feedback, directing each other to potential opportunities and networks, peer mentoring, and celebrating our successes
We are committed to active and inclusive research participation through which research excellence, innovation, and impact support a rich community of engagement with scholars, students, and society, locally, nationally, and internationally. We are committed to research that has transformative potential and works for social benefit.