Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) was established at the University of Birmingham to promote a multidisciplinary approach to address the security challenges that arise from global interconnectedness. 

Postgraduate Degrees

The ICCS has recently been awarded a major grant to develop a new research stream in neuroscience and security, building on its vibrant research culture in the fields of trust-building and cooperation. As a result, the ICCS is seeking to appoint a series of new posts, in partnership with the School of Psychology.

Our new flagship MSc in Global Cooperation and Security contains an exciting mix of academic teaching with professional training. For 2014/15 we offer a number of dedicated work placements.

The EDiCT Manual applies contemporary empathy research to real world conflict situations. It offers ideas for practitioners in conflict transformation, and for anyone dealing with conflict in everyday life. Professor Lynne Cameron is marking the launch with a series of events at an exhibition of paintings on the theme of empathy.

We have specialist expertise in four thematic areas of security that guide our research and teaching practices. We are also currently engaged in a number of funded projects with policy relevance.