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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

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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Open Call for Proposals, spring 2015

The deadline for applications for the recent open Call for Proposals has now passed. In total 8 programmes have been funded. Details of the successful programmes will be published in the coming weeks.

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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 second seminar in the series will take place in the Insight Institute on Friday 28 August 2015.  For more information and to register for the seminar, visit the programme webpage.

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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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Wellbeing Final Conference

On 3rd November we held a conference at the Scottish Parliament to bring together the findings of the 6 programmes funded under our Wellbeing programme. The day included key note speeches from Sir John Elvidge of Carnegie UK Trust and Enrico Giovannini, former head of statistics at OECD.

 

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