Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Scottish Poverty Information Unit

THE Scottish Poverty Information Unit (SPIU) is in the process of giving its website an overhaul, so that it is more 'user friendly'. 

The SPIU is an applied research unit based in the School of Law and Social Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Formed in 1995, under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Gill Scott, founder and director until 2007, it quickly attained a positive profile as a source of information and analysis on matters pertaining to poverty and social justice in Scotland.

Currently comprising four staff, and able to draw upon an extensive array of academic expertise across its host Department of Social Sciences, SPIU seeks to develop and contribute to the key debates on poverty and related issues across the country.

The Scottish Poverty Information Unit is "no ordinary university research unit", its advocates say.  It has "a strong social mission and a sense of purpose that gravitates toward collaborative activity and developing sustained partnerships in academia, government and the Third Sector."

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