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.


Open Call for Proposals, spring 2015

The deadline for applications for the recent open Call for Proposals has now passed. In total 8 programmes have been funded. Details of the successful programmes will be published in the coming weeks.


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


Equality Call: New Programmes

Three new programmes were awarded funding as part of our 2014 Call on Increasing Equality and Realising Human Potential in Post Referendum Scotland. You can read more about the programmes and upcoming events below:

Children and Young People's views of Poverty and Inequality

The Pinkie Resilience Project

Financing the Future: Achieving Sustainability in Credit Unions



Waterfront Regeneration

Registration is now open for the final event in the series which will take place on Monday 6th July 2015 in the Insight Institute. For more information and to register, visit the programme webpage.


Wellbeing Garden Lobby Reception - 9 June 2015

A reception promoting the findings from the wellbeing programme led by Scotland's Futures Forum and Scottish Universities Insight Institute was held in the Scottish Parliament on 9 June. Talks were given by the Scottish Government and Volunteer Scotland. 

A summary of the work and findings was presented by SUII Director, Charlie Woods.

Download the summary paper


Financing the Future: Achieving Sustainable Growth in Credit Unions

The second seminar in the series will take place in the Insight Institute on Friday 28 August 2015.  For more information and to register for the seminar, visit the programme webpage.