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.


Call for Proposals 2014-15 NOW OPEN

The latest SUII Call for Proposals is now open. Proposals should address the following theme: Increasing Equality and Realising Human Potential in Post Referendum Scotland.

View the presentation slides from our information sessions


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


Wellbeing 2014

The six programmes funded as part of our Wellbeing Call are all well underway. Visit the Wellbeing homepage to read about what they have been up to and to view videos, photos and presentations from the events:




Seannachies - Social Isolation and Storytelling

The Seannachies programme will kick off with 2 events in Glasgow in October.
A Networking & Storytelling Event, hosted by Wendy Woolfson at the Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street,  on Tuesday 14th October 7 - 9pm
A One Day Orientation Workshop - The Scale of the Challenge at the Insight Institute on Wednesday 15th October 10am - 4pm
If you would like to attend the networking event and/or the workshop


Flourish: Personhood and Collective Wellbeing

The second seminar in the series will take place on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.  For more information visit the programme webpage.


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

The fourth and final seminar in the series will take place on Thursday 2nd October 2014 in the Insight Institute. Visit the programme page for more information.


The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Annual Lecture

The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare is holding its annual lecture at the Insight Institute on 12th November. Professor Mark Jackson of Exeter University and the Wellcome Trust will speak on the history of stress as a concept and an experience, full details are available at www.strath.ac.uk/cshhh