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Encyclopedia > Institute of Advanced Study (Durham)

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a research centre of the University of Durham. The IAS has been set up to bring researcher from across the world to collaborate on cutting edge research. The IAS was set up to mark Durham's 175th anniversity and will be housed in the Grade 1 Bishop Cosins Hall in the Palace Green world heritage site. The Institute will accept its first fellows in January 2006. Durham University is a university in England. ... Palace Green is a small area of grass in the centre of Durham in England, flanked by Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... fellows may refer to: the plural of Fellow Fellows, California This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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Facilities and Themes

Fellows of the IAS will be able to access all the facilities of the University and will work in one of the University's 27 departments along side existing scholars. Fellows will also be invloved with the colleges by giving and attending various lectures, seminars and formal dinners within the IAS, colleges and departments. The fellows will a dedicated office building, access to the four university libaries, two museums and botanic garden as well as the university's laboritories and research centres. A scholar is either a student or someone who has achieved a mastery of some academic discipline. ...


The research of the IAS is based around research themes across the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The theme of the IAS's research is published a year in advance. A scoping exercise in late 2005 set out the core themes across the three academic strands with the inaugural theme in 2006-2007 being the "Legacy of Darwin". Research with the theme will inclucde: For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... The name Darwin may refer to various places, things, and people, including: Charles Darwin (1809–1882), renowned naturalist and thinker associated with the theory of Natural Selection Darwin, Northern Territory, Australian city and the capital of the Northern Territory Darwin (operating system), a computer operating system used in Apples...

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Fellowships

The IAS offers fellowships to UK and international scholars with two different types of fellowships: distinguished and fast-track. A fellow in its broadest sense is someone who is an equal or a comrade. ...

  • Distinguished Fellowships will be offered to members of Academia who have an international standing and a history of high quality research in their field of study.
  • Fast track Fellowships will be offered to scholars who are emerging as fore funners in their chossen discipline but who as yet are not of a high international repute.

The Fellowships will each last three months, with ten award each semester. The first semester runs from January to June and the second from September to December.


Accomodation for the fellows will be provide by some of the university's colleges:

Collingwood College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Grey College can refer to: Grey College, University of Durham, England Grey College, Bloemfontein, South Africa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For Hatfield Technical College please see University of Hertfordshire Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England (the third oldest English university). ... St Chads College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Johns College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Marys College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...

Directorates

The IAS is run by four directors noiminaly appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university. The directors are responsible for the academic calendar and research events of the IAS. Three of the directors are responsible for maintaining links with the IAS and are thus named after the relevant faculty. The present directors are: A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ...

  • Professor Ash Amin - Executive Director
  • Professor Michael O'Neill - Director for the Arts and Humanities
  • Professor Susan J Smith - Director for the Social Sciences
  • Professor James Stirling - Director for the Sciences

Advisory Council

The advisory council works along side the directors and meets once a year to develop the academic calender of the IAS and aid in its promotaion through members acting as ambassodors to the IAS and advising on new research themes. The present members of the council are

Durham University
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Colleges
Collingwood | George Stephenson | Grey | Hatfield | John Snow | Josephine Butler | St Aidan's | St Chad's | St Cuthbert's Society | St Hild and St Bede | St John's | St Mary's | Trevelyan | University | Ushaw | Ustinov | Van Mildert
Departments and Research Institutes
Durham University Business School | Institute of Advanced Study | Institute for Hazard and Risk Research | Wolfson Research Institute

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External links

  • IAS homepage
  • Industry Review Article

 
 

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