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Deadline 11 December 2020

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Deadline 11 December 2020

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Institute of Advanced Studies

Advancing knowledge

We regret that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all IAS supported events and Fellowship visits will have to be cancelled or postponed if they were planned to be held in the academic year 2019/20. We hope that in most cases it will be possible to replan the events and visits for 2020/21, but this depends on the progress of the pandemic. Please check this website for further updates.

Established in 2004, the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Surrey sponsors workshops and Fellowships at the ‘cutting edge’ of science, engineering, social science and the humanities.

Through this scheme the Institute fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and encourages a flow of international scholars to visit, enjoy their stay at Surrey and leave behind excellent ideas and innovations. Over the years our events and Fellowship visits  have resulted in many research grants, new collaborations, journal articles and books, as well as much good will from all over the world. We would like to thank the University of Surrey for its ongoing support.

Professor Nigel Gilbert
IAS Director

The Institute of Advanced Studies is a member of the UK Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Studies and the international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.

Professor Dorita Hannah

University of Auckland and Aalto University, New Zealand / Finland

Professor Grant Devilly

Griffith University, Australia

Dr Ciaran Lahive

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

René Brouwer

University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Christopher B. Mayhorn

North Carolina State University, USA

Dr Thiago Nogueira

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Dr Irene Zorzan

University of Padova, Italy

Professor Gurtina Besla

University of Arizona, USA

Annual Review

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) so we are particularly pleased to announce our plans for an enhanced programme of activities going forward, which has been made possible by additional funding from the University. Read more in the Annual Review.


On the origin of the asymmetric dwarf galaxy distribution around andromeda

Researching and Writing on Contemporary Art and Artists: Challenges, Practices, and Complexities

Sounding Gay, Speaking as a “Fag”: Auditory Gaydar and the Perception of Reclaimed Homophobic Language

Extending the globular cluster system–halo mass relation to the lowest galaxy masses

Outcomes from Integrating Multimodality in the Study of Dialogue Interpreting (2015)

Too Cute to Kill? – Prof Francine Dolins

Neutron Stars: Nuclear Physics, Gravitational Waves and Astronomy