The University of Lincoln is one of a growing number of higher education institutions around the world to host an institute for advanced studies supporting interdisciplinary research. More information on these networks can be found at these external links:
The Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Studies currently comprises 21 research institutes based within universities in Great Britain and Ireland.
CIAS and its member institutes take an active role in promoting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research at doctoral level and beyond, and offer an organisational structure and programme to foster these aims. Members are committed to enhancing public understanding of academic activity.
The UBIAS network was initiated in 2010, when representatives from 32 research institutes worldwide met at a conference.
By offering various fellowship programmes on different academic levels (junior and senior researchers), UBIAS institutes bring together outstanding researchers from different disciplines, nationalities and academic backgrounds, creating a productive environment for innovative research.