International Collaborative Opportunity
Intercontinental Academia ‘Laws: Rigidity and Dynamics’

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with IAS Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (IAS NTU) led by Professor Mike Hannon and IAS NTU’s Director and UoB Alumnus, Professor KK Phua.
The ICA seeks to create a global network of future research leaders by constructing an arena in which the very best early- and mid-career scholars will work together on paradigm-shifting cross-disciplinary research, mentored by some of the most eminent researchers from across the globe. The different concepts of ‘laws’ will be explored across disciplines from Medicine to Linguistics, Chemistry to Music, History to Physics and beyond, and this event will bring three Nobel Laureates and many current and next-generation leading intellectuals to events in Birmingham and Singapore.
The call for UoB academic staff to participate is open until 15 August. Click here for full details of ICA programme and how to make an application.
IAS Suite
The Institute of Advanced Studies Suite is now open in Aston Webb Room 132, with desks for our Distinguished Visiting Fellows. If your department has visiting professors, we would be pleased to allocate a desk here if there are spaces. Please contact Lauren Rawlins for further information.
Medical Humanities
Publications News
We are pleased to have an update from colleagues Jonathan Reinarz and Jerry Tew, who led the IAS workshop ‘Communicating Mental Health’.
This special edition of Medical Humanities, co-edited by Rebecca Wynter and Leonard Smith, has articles drawn from papers delivered at the workshop and was published this June. Visit the website »
Institute of Advanced Studies Internal Funding Programmes
Institute of Advanced Studies Internal Funding Programmes IAS has a range of funding programmes designed to support and develop colleagues’ cross-disciplinary research ideas, longer term projects and collaborations with world-leading academics. If you are interested in making proposals, or have any questions, please visit our website or contact Sue Gilligan, who will be pleased to give you more information about all our programmes and support.
IAS Workshops
Upcoming deadlines 14 July, 11 September and 9 October 2017
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Distinguished Visiting Fellows Programme
Upcoming deadlines 14 July, 11 September and 9 October 2017
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Research Investment Scheme (RIS)
Upcoming deadlines: 14 September, 26 October and 7 December 2017
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Distinguished Visiting Fellows on Campus In July
Professor Sarbani Basu
Professor Sarbani Basu
Chair of the Department of Astronomy
University: Yale University
Date: July 2017
Hosted by: Professor William Chaplin
If you would like further details about Sarbani’s plans or would like to meet her while she is at IAS please contact Sue Gilligan.
Professor Vinothan N. Manoharan
Professor Vinothan N. Manoharan
University: Harvard University
Date: July 2017
Hosted by: Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti
To coincide with Vinny’s visit the Institute of Advanced Studies is organising a two-day workshop on the interdisciplinary science of soft biological materials: New Frontiers in Colloid Science.
Workshops and events
Dr Giuditta Fontana
The Politics of Education in Societies in Transition: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Date: 6 July 2017
Workshop leader: Dr Giuditta Fontana Leverhulme Fellow, School of Government and Society
This workshop aims to network our expertise of leadership in education in societies in transition across the University in Law, Business, Education, Geography and Government and Society.
 Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti
New Frontiers in Colloid Science.
Date: 13–14 July 2017
Workshop leader: Dwaipayan Chakrabarti, Birmingham Fellow, School of Chemistry
This IAS workshop will bring together leading experimentalists, theorists and simulators from around the globe with colleagues from the University of Birmingham to discuss recent breakthroughs of, and explore new frontiers in, colloid science and its interface, in particular, with clusters science, synthetic biology and formulation engineering.
Workshops coming in the Autumn Term
Date: 30 October – In spitting distance: towards a University of Birmingham centre for the analysis of oral fluids
Date: 11 December – Model Parameterisation in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Extracting Knowledge from Data
Get in touch
Telephone: 0121 414 5908
Email: ias@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Web: www.birmingham.ac.uk/ias

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