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, round 1 2016

A new call for proposals has been launched for applications to our Knowledge Exchange Fund.

Registration of interest for this call has now closed. The deadline for full applications is 13 May 2016.

Our next call for proposals will be announced in summer 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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Progressive and Creative Practice for Workplace Innovation

The first event in the series will take place on Thursday 28 April 2016 in the Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art. For more information and to register, visit the programme webpage.


Adoption of Stroke Rehabilitation Technologies by the User Community

The second event in the series will take place in the Wolfson Centre, University of Strathclyde, on 3 May 2016 and will consider the theme 'Developing a framework to evaluate stroke rehabilitation technologies'. For more information, 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.