Established in 2000 as a joint project between QUB and UU, ARK is a web resource that allows you to access a range of social and political material relevant to Northern Ireland. ARK consists of four components:
Centre for Cross Border Studies
The Centre for Cross Border Studies is an independent company owned jointly by QUB, Dublin City University and the Worker's Education Association (NI). It is based in Armagh and Dublin, and researches and develops co-operation across the Irish border in education, health, business, public administration, communications, agriculture, the environment and a range of other practical areas.
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey is a joint UU/QUB project which offers a resource for everyone interested in the social attitudes of people living in Northern Ireland. The survey aims to put on record the attitudes, values and beliefs of the people in Northern Ireland on a wide range of social policy issues, and to make this information available to people in Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Science Shop is a link between the universities in Northern Ireland and the community. The Science Shop offers community groups access to research and information through student projects.
SLS Legal Publicationss (NI)
SLS was established in 1980 in response to a pressing need for information about the law and legal system of Northern Ireland. Since then it has developed and expanded its activities by publishing books, current awareness services, shorter works and periodicals and organising courses, conferences and seminars for various interest groups, both pursuing initiatives of its own and also working in liaison with others.
Support for Business & Industry
If your organisation is involved in economic development the Regional Office will be able to assist you. It is the 'front door' through which business can access the industrial support and knowledge base of the University through mechanisms such as collaborative working or consultancy.
Women's Resource Centre
The Women's Resource Centre aims to be a focal point in the empowerment of women in their commitment to personal development and in their capacity as peace builders.