Institute of Advanced Study (Durham)

Institute Of Advanced Study (Durham)

Institute of Advanced Study (Durham)

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The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a research centre of Durham University. The IAS has been set up to bring researchers from across the world to collaborate on cutting edge research. The IAS was set up to mark Durham's 175th anniversary and will be housed in the Grade I listed Bishop Cosins Hall on Palace Green, Durham. The Institute accepted its first fellows in January 2006.

Facilities and Themes

Fellows of the IAS will be able to access all the facilities of the University and will work in one of the University's 27 departments alongside existing scholars. Fellows will also be involved with the colleges by giving and attending various lectures, seminars and formal dinners within the IAS, colleges and departments. The fellows will have a dedicated office building, access to the four university libraries, two museums and botanic garden as well as the university's laboratories and research centres.

The research of the IAS is based around research themes across the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The theme of the IAS's research is published a year in advance. A scoping exercise in late 2005 set out the core themes across the three academic strands with the inaugural theme in 2006-2007 was the "Legacy of Darwin". The current research theme is based on Modelling, with 2008-2009 theme on 'Being Human' and 2009-2010 theme examining issues surrounding Water.


The IAS offers fellowships to UK and international scholars with two different...
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