Interdisciplinary Research Institutes

The Institute for Global Innovation (IGI) and Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) together constitute the University of Birmingham’s major platform for supporting cross-College, multidisciplinary Research.

The IGI aims to inspire, support and deliver world-leading, challenge-led research that seeks to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges that affect humanity at a global level. The IGI’s challenge areas were established in 2018 and will remain the Institutes focus over the longer term. The IAS combines expertise from across the breadth of the University of Birmingham, and beyond, to build innovative collaborations, address major cross-cutting themes and support new “blue skies” research.

Research in our Colleges