CIAS aims and objectives

CIAS aims to enhance visibility of research institutes and their contributions within universities, in the UK and Irish HE communities more generally, and internationally. It aims to participate actively as an expert body in the formation of government and research council research policies.

Aims

(i) enhanced visibility of such research institutes and their contributions within  universities, in the UK and Irish HE communities more generally, and internationally;

(ii) active participation as expert bodies in the formation of government and research council research policies.

Remit

(i) promoting disciplinary innovation, building research capacity across disciplinary boundaries, and encouraging creative collaborative activities of a multi-, inter-, or post-disciplinary kind;

(ii) promoting national and international visibility of the best current research in UK and Irish HEIs;

(iii) taking a lead in collaboration between humanities, social and natural sciences including medicine and technology, institutionally and at national level;

(iv) acting as a national reference group in development of future policy regarding research across these areas;

(v) effective networking and lobbying on shared matters of concern;

(vi) development of proposals for collaborative and team research projects within institutions and between Institutes;

(vii) collaboration between Institutes in relation to visiting fellows, seminars, conferences, and shared research themes (pursuit of joint bids for funding);

(viii) sharing of resources and expertise publicising conferences, seminars and workshops across the group.

CIAS

HUMAN RIGHTS CONSORTIUM

Human Rights Consortium: bringing together human rights expertise across the School.