Workshops and Events

IAS workshops are typically one day in length and aimed at bringing together the relevant disciplinary interests to generate a coherent theme and the potential for the key academic questions that a theme will address.

If you would like to propose a workshop we welcome applications at any point during the year. Please contact Sue Gilligan for guidelines.

Below are details of our planned workshops which aim to explore cutting-edge issues in research through cross-departmental collaboration. For further details regarding each workshop, click on the title of the workshop. You will also be able to find contact details for the leader of each workshop should you wish to register your interest.

FOOD MATTERS:  Sustainable Diets and Nutrition To Tackle Obesity and Diabetes in Diverse Communities

FOOD MATTERS: Sustainable Diets and Nutrition To Tackle Obesity and Diabetes in Diverse Communities

Date
Wednesday 8th February 2017
Location:
School of Sport; Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This multi-disciplinary, multi-sector workshop will provide the opportunity to engage researchers, policy makers, food entrepreneurs, public health professionals, local authority leaders, and diabetes prevention social enterprises across the UK and Europe to discuss how to drive change at the grassroots level, and re-think how we manage the food systems in our communities. The timing of this workshop coincides with the EUROCITIES Food Working Group Network meeting which will be held in Birmingham the 9th and 10th of February.
The Politics of Education in Societies in Transition: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The Politics of Education in Societies in Transition: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Date
Thursday 6th July 2017
Location:
Edgbaston Room Lucas House
Description
This workshop aims to network our expertise of leadership in education in societies in transition across the university in Law, Business, Education, Geography, Government and Society.
New Frontiers in Colloid Science

New Frontiers in Colloid Science

Date
Thursday 13th - Friday 14th July 2017
Location:
Nicholson Building
Description
This two-day workshop will be held at the University of Birmingham on July 13-14 2017, hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS). This IAS workshop will bring together leading experimentalists, theorists, and simulators from around the globe with colleagues from the University of Birmingham to discuss recent breakthroughs of and explore new frontiers in colloid science and its interface, in particular, with clusters science, synthetic biology and formulation engineering. In order to foster new ideas and promote collaboration, participation in this workshop is by invitation only. If you would like to find out more about this workshop please email ias@contacts.bham.ac.uk