Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

National and international links

We are pleased to welcome visitors to the Institute for Academic Development from other institutions in the UK or internationally.

Exchanging good practice in the UK and abroad

We have strong international links and collaborations. Recent visitors to the IAD have included colleagues from:

  • Umea University, staff in leadership roles across multiple departments
  • Uppsala University, staff in leadership roles across multiple departments
  • University of Queensland
  • Aarhus University, AU Research and Talent unit
  • University of Canberra, Faculty of Education
  • Netherlands Universities Academic Managers (multi-HEI staff group)
  • University of New South Wales, Learning and Teaching Unit
  • Osaka University, researchers and academics from a number of departments, including the Office for University-Industry Collaboration
  • Waseda University, Doctoral Student Career Centre

We've also received visits from UK-based colleagues at:

  • University of the Highlands and Islands, Educational Development Unit
  • University of Nottingham, Learning Technology Unit
  • University of St Andrews, Centre for Academic, Professional, and Organisational Development

Our national and international networks

As members of Universitas 21, the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Coimbra Group and other international networks we are keen to collaborate, share practice and compare ideas with colleagues from around the world.

We hosted the Vitae Hub for Scotland & Northern Ireland (doctoral student and researcher development) and we are represented on a range of Scottish, UK, European and international organisations and networks involved in teaching, learning and researcher development.

Who to contact

If you are interested in visiting us and University as an individual or group please e-mail the Director.

In the current climate of covid-19 restrictions we may not be able to initially host on-campus visits to the IAD, however we still welcome email enquiries so that we can discuss what may be possible in future.  

Dr Jon Turner

Director, Institute for Academic Development

Contact details

We are also interested in collaborative pedagogic research or development initiatives.