a development from the institute for advanced studies



What we do

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute supports programmes of knowledge exchange which address and provide insight on substantial issues that face Scotland and the wider world.

Our programmes break down disciplinary and organisational barriers in bringing together academics from different backgrounds, policymakers and practitioners.

We mobilise existing knowledge in fresh ways through sustained and collaborative focus on a shared issue and aim to support decision makers in all sectors of society in being better informed.

Our partner universities are:  Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, and Associate Member Glasgow School of Art.


New Programmes Announced

The Insight Institute is pleased to be able to support 6 new programmes following our recent open Call for Proposals.

For more information on each of the programmes, click on the links below:

Access to Mental Health Care Services

Big Data and the Third Sector

Linking Northern Communities - East European Immigration in Scotland

Place Identity Dwelling - Design and Procurement of Volume House Building

Seannachies - Addressing Social Isolation through Storytelling

Waterfront Regeneration


GLADS programme video

The GLADS programme which is part of the Insight Institute's wider Wellbeing Programme have created a short film highlighting the work they have been doing. The film, which features interviews with key speakers and programme leaders, was presented at the final seminar at the Engine Shed in Edinburgh on 16 June.

Click here to view the video



Children's Rights, Social Justice and Social Identities in Scotland

A Video Podcast from Seminar 3 which was held on 23 June 2014 is now available to download http://vimeo.com/99921014


Wellbeing and Policy: Update

In conjunction with the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, the University of Stirling hosted a one-day event on Friday 27th June 2014, which explored current and future approaches to using wellbeing as a guide to policy. Speakers from academia, the civil service and business with considerable expertise in wellbeing and policy contributed.

To view a summary of the one-day conference, visit http://economicspsychologypolicy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/summary-of-one-day-conference-on-well.html


Memory Friendly Neighbourhoods

The second seminar in the series will take place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th September 2014 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde. More information about the event will follow shortly.