Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is a new and exciting initiative that builds on a long-established record of international research collaboration across all of our fields and disciplines.

Designed to enhance both established and emergent international research partnerships and projects, the IAS acts as a catalyst and research destination, providing an environment that encourages the development of innovative ideas, dynamic debate and challenging connections through theoretical and practical modes of enquiry.
The IAS hosts Visiting Fellows and a wide range of research activities through its annual Themes (for 2018-19: Motion, Nation and Geometry) and through a responsive Open Programme, that facilitates smaller-scale research initiatives. We welcome conversations with colleagues from within the University and from academics from around the world who might be interested in participating in our Themed and/or Open Programmes.
Thinking forward to 2019, we are delighted to announce that the IAS will soon be housed in new premises at the heart of the Loughborough campus, where we will extend our offering to include competitive residential Fellowships, regular research-in-progress workshops and opportunities for researchers from both campuses to meet Visiting Fellows, and one another, in informal, collegial surroundings.
Professor Marsha Meskimmon
Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies

Professor Marsha Meskimmon introduces IAS