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Transforming The Way We Think
The Institute of Advanced Study is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute with global reach. We bring together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance. At least twenty visiting IAS Fellows join us in Durham each year to work with Durham scholars to spark new investigations, set tomorrow's agenda and participate in a varied programme of activities.
Each year, the IAS supports four ambitious interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. Leading researchers from around the globe join Durham colleagues in collaborative teams to develop ground-breaking ideas, explore interdisciplinary synergies and develop new programmes of research.
The Institute also serves as a top-level forum, enabling key-decision makers and experts to discuss pressing policy problems in an intellectually stimulating and unrestricted manner. We put on a wide range of public lectures and other events. There are also opportunities for postgraduates and other early career researchers to get involved.
The IAS aims to build research capacity, realise potential, and meet the challenges of a changing world. There are many ways to participate in the life and work of the institute. We warmly welcome your involvement.
IAS 2019/20 Fellows and Projects announced
2019/20 will see the second year of the IAS sponsored project framework, and builds upon the Institute's experience and the successful engagement between the IAS and colleagues across the university over the last year. The large majority (70%) of the 2019/20 Fellows have been nominated to collaborate on the four high quality, IAS-sponsored collaborative projects, led by Durham PIs.
(27 Feb 2019) » More about IAS 2019/20 Fellows and Projects announced
Book published by former IAS Fellow, Professor Nigel Rapport
Professor Nigel Rapport (University of St Andrews), an IAS Fellow January-March 2018, has published his latest book, Cosmopolitan Love and Individuality (Lexington), which proposes love as a kind of civic virtue: that ‘loving recognition’ might function as a universal form of ethical engagement and inclusion. Full details can be located here.
(21 Feb 2019)