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:  Dundee, Edinburgh, Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, and Associate Member Glasgow School of Art.



Call for Proposals, round 1 2016

The deadline for applications to the recent open call for proposals has now passed.

Results will be published in July 2016.

A themed call will be announced in the summer, with an application deadline of November 2016.


*New programmes for 2016*

We're pleased to announce that 5 programmes have been selected as part of our Call on Fostering Cultures of Innovation (autumn 2015). The successful programmes address a range of topics related to innovation including health, economics, sustainability and the workplace.


Events will be getting underway in the next few months. Keep an eye on the website to find out what's happening.




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Teaching BSL in Schools

Teaching BSL in Schools in BSL - Youtube 
The final event in the series will take place on Thursday 26 May 2016 in the Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ. For more information in BSL and English and to register, visit the programme webpage.


Problems and Solutions in Food Security - from Surf to Turf

The final event in the series will take place on Tuesday 24th May (preceded by a networking dinner on the evening of 23rd). For more information and to register your interest in attending, visit the programme webpage.


Progressive Values for Scottish Justice?

The third seminar in our Creating Spaces for Change project will seek to answer this question. The seminar will take place on Friday 10 June, 12.30pm - 5pm, in the Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh. For more information and to register, visit the programme website.


Building Bio-economy Partnerships

The first workshop in the series will take place on 2 June 2016 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. Businesses and academic experts will come together to identify and help overcome barriers faced by businesses aiming to progress towards more circular practices.

For more information and to register, visit the programme webpage.