Academic research is seen as a key element of the work of the College. As part of initiatives by the Institute for Advanced Studies, Collingwood hosts leaders in their fields from many diverse academic disciplines. Collingwood is the University's major centre for internal and visiting research conferences and caters for many thousands of academic visitors each year. We enjoy close working relationships with research colleagues in a variety of departments and are eager to build further links with research groups from all disciplines.
Subscribing to the importance of creating an academic community of practice, we seek to create opportunities for undergraduates, postgraduates, and academic staff to engage in discussion of their ideas and research practices, not only through scheduled meetings and seminars but also, crucially, through the everyday informal interactions that are part of community life.