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.


Bursary Opportunity for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers

Postgraduate students or early career researchers (within the first three years of starting a research or knowledge exchange post) can apply for a bursary (covering travel within the EU and accommodation) to attend the Memory-Friendly Neighbourhoods programme event on Monday 2nd June 2014.


Local Government and Regeneration Committee - Pilot Briefing Event

Academics within the institutions who are members of SUII are invited to indicate an interest in participating in a planned briefing event with the Local Government and Regeneration Committee in advance of the forthcoming Licensing Bill.  


Open Call for Proposals 2014-15

We are pleased to announce a new open Call for Proposals for Knowledge Exchange programmes to take place in 2014-15. A Guide for Applicants and application form are available on our website.



GLADS: Good Lives And Decent Societies

Registration for the second seminar in the GLADS programme, which will take place on 14 & 15 May, is now open. This seminar forms part of our series on Wellbeing 2014.


Walking for Wellbeing

Registration for the second 'walkshop' in the series, which will take place in the Insight Institute on Monday 12 May, is now open.


Home not Housing

As part of our wellbeing theme, the first seminar in the Home not Housing programme will be held on Tuesday 13 May 2014 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.  For more information about the programme and to register for the event, visit the programme webpage.