INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) was established in 1993 as a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. Combining research, education and comparative analysis, INCORE addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally and promotes conflict resolution management strategies. It aims to influence policymakers and practitioners involved in peace, conflict and reconciliation issues while enhancing the nature of international conflict research.
The John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace steers the INCORE PEACE INITIATIVE which is expected to include:
- A Distinguished Global Peace Fellow;
- A Lesson Learning Programme;
- Masters scholarships (8 per year);
- PhD scholarships (4 three-year scholarships).
The emphasis is on building the next generation of peacemakers and peacebuilders both in Northern Ireland but significantly also in countries in conflict.