In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, many research centres/institutes have been crucial catalysts in developing new collaborations within and across Schools, resulting in significant research income and increases in numbers of staff and students in our research community. They have been especially helpful in facilitating interdisciplinary work which has attracted important research council support and also as focal points for philanthropic donations.
The College is home to over 70 research centres and institutes, many of which provide a framework for innovative interdisciplinary collaborations across Schools and Colleges. Some centres have attracted significant external funding from the UK research councils and other sources.
This list gives some examples of the different kinds of research centre which we have in the College:
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues promotes reflection and research on important public issues to which Christian theology can make a constructive contribution.
The Credit Research Centre in the Business School organises Europe’s premier annual conference for credit scoring and related topics bridging the academic-practitioner divide.
The AHRC-funded SCRIPT centre showcases work on intellectual property and information technology law.
The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) is the result of a UK government initiative to build crucial expertise on the Arab World.
CREID undertakes research on inclusion, equality and human rights in relation to education, lifelong learning and other aspects of public policy.
The Europa Institute brings together researchers mainly in the Schools of Law and Social and Political Science, whose members have significant EU funding under FP7
The Centre of African Studies acts as a interdisciplinary hub for the study of Africa in the School of Social and Political Science and across the three Colleges of the University.
The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is the first research unit devoted to the study of aspects of Scotland as a migrant nation.
The Visual Arts Research Institute, Edinburgh supports and manages collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects into all areas of visual culture.
The MRC-funded Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology links researchers in CHSS and the CMVM.
The college-wide Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is an important framework for interdisciplinary work in the humanities.
The Climate Change network in the Humanities and Social Sciences is coordinated by Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) as part of the research development and knowledge exchange service.
This article was published on Feb 21, 2013