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.


Autumn Information Sessions

We recently held a series of information sessions at our member institutions to present the work we do and highlight the current call for proposals.

Attendees also had the chance to discuss any initial project ideas with us and get some tips from a previous programme leader. If you missed the sessions, you can download a copy of the presentation here.

Expressions of interest can now be submitted using our online registration form.


New programmes for 2015-16

We're pleased to be able to support 8 new programmes as a result of our open Call which ran in spring 2015. The programmes cover a range of different topics and events will be getting underway this autumn. Click on the link below to read more about them:



New Call for Proposals announced for autumn 2015

The SUII call for proposals in autumn 2015 will focus on the theme of fostering cultures of innovation. It is recognised that there are many different dimensions and focal points from which to explore innovation. Project proposals can be wide ranging in their scope or could focus in more depth on one aspect. Proposals are invited to be innovative themselves particularly in the format of events and engagement with non-academics.

Full details of the call can be found here: http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/AbouttheInstitute/Callforproposals.aspx



Problems and Security in Food Security: From Surf to Turf

The third workshop in the series which will take place on Monday 14 December 2015 in the Insight Institute. For more information and to register, visit the programme webpage.


Planning for the National BSL Plan: Building a sustainable framework for British Sign Language in schools

The first event in the series will take place on Thursday 26 November 2015 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. This event is now FULLY BOOKED.


Creating Spaces for Change: Towards more humane, participatory and effective responses to offending behaviour

Registration for the first event in the series which will take place on 30 November 2015 in Edinburgh is now OPEN. Visit the programme webpage for more information.