The research programme is organised into thematically focused groups with an anchor in one or more of the 4 represented disciplines:
Cooperation across these programme groups is institutionalised in interdisciplinary centres.
AISSR stimulates researchers to develop research programmes and outcomes that are at the forefront of scholarly endeavour. These should be relevant and able to contribute to a better practical understanding of both past and contemporary social and policy issues. This pursuit of scholarly excellence and societal relevance must also contribute to the training and emergence of a future generation of researchers.