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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.

News

New programmes for 2015-16

We're pleased to be able to support 8 new programmes as a result of our open Call which ran in spring 2015. The programmes cover a range of different topics and events will be getting underway this autumn. Click on the link below to read more about them:

http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Programmes20152016.aspx

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Autumn information sessions

We will be holding a series of information sessions in the autumn to highlight the next Call for Proposals which looks at Innovation.

Sign up for one of the sessions to hear more about the work of the Institute and to find out how to apply. You will also have the chance to discuss any initial project ideas with us as well as get some tips from someone who has previously run a SUII programme.

CLICK HERE FOR DATES AND TIMES OF THE SESSIONS

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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

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Events

Financing the Future: Achieving Sustainable Growth in Credit Unions

The final seminar in the series looking at Sustainable Growth in Credit Unions took place in Insight Institute on Friday 28 August 2015. Presentations from that event and the consultation which was held in the Scottish Parliament on 27th August can be viewed on the programme website.

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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

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