Welcome to the Institute of Advanced Study
Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a home for growing
big ideas. We support, promote and grow new and creative interdisciplinary ideas that transform our perspectives in challenging and provocative ways. We provide time, space, and resources to exchange and integrate ideas, knowledge and skills. We are a home to an inclusive, diverse and supportive community of scholars from Durham University and across the world.
Our 11th edition of Transformations, the IAS's newsletter, is out now, and available to download. Keep up to date with features from IAS Fellows, past and present, as well as updates on projects, interdisciplinarity and much more. Keep up to update each term,...
Co-Director reflections I joined the IAS as Co-Director (Business) in October 2022. Interdisciplinarity has always been central to my work. While based in business and management, my area of expertise is located at the intersection of the social sciences and the arts...
Current projects 2023/24
Each year, the IAS supports ambitious and adventurous interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. Researchers from around the globe join Durham colleagues in collaborative teams to develop ground-breaking ideas, explore interdisciplinary synergies and develop new programmes of research.
Learn more about our current projects by following the links below.