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Institute of Advanced Study

Welcome to the Institute of Advanced Study

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.


Recent books from former IAS Fellows

The IAS is delighted to highlight a number of recent book publications from several of its recent former Fellows which were developed and/or written during their stay in Durham.

Professor Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg), Fellow in 2017/18: The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education (London, Wiley Blackwell).

Professor Hans Petter Graver (University of Oslo), Fellow in 2016/17: Squaring the circle on Brexit: Could the Norway model work? (Bristol, Policy Press).

Professor Jessica Brown (University of St Andrews), Fellow in 2015/16: Fallibilism: Evidence and Knowledge. (Oxford, Oxford University Press).

Dr Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge), Fellow in 2015/16: Medical Nihilism (Oxford, Oxford University Press).


Images courtesy of: Oxford University Press; Wiley Blackwell; Policy Press

(14 Jun 2018)