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International Boundaries Research Unit

International Boundaries Research Unit

 International Boundaries Research Unit

Through research, consultancy and training, IBRU seeks to facilitate enhanced understanding of border areas, contribute to the peaceful resolution of boundary disputes, and engage with broader geographic questions concerning the changing nature of sovereignty, territory, citizenship, and the political organisation of space.

Since its founding in 1989, IBRU has been the world’s leading research centre on international boundary making and dispute resolution. Today, IBRU brings together work in international boundary law with the geographic study of borders and bordering in the 21st century.

IBRU is a unit of the Geography Department at Durham University.

Contact Details

Department of Geography
Durham University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1961
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1962

Forthcoming training workshops


Geograpic Information in Boundary-Making & Dispute Resolution

28-30 July 2014, Durham, UK

Practical Aspects of Maritime Boundary Delimitation

24-26 September 2014, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Preparing for Third Party Settlement of Boundary and Territorial Disputes

29-31 October 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands