About us

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 2019-20: Sound and Water) 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.
From 2020, we are delighted to announce that the IAS will extend our offering to include competitive residential Fellowships, regular research-in-progress workshops (Roundtables) and opportunities for researchers from both campuses to meet Visiting Fellows, and one another, in informal, collegial surroundings.