From the Enlightenment to the Information Age
The Adam Smith Research Foundation (ASRF) is based within the College of Social Sciences to promote and sustain research within the UK, European and international arenas. Through its focus on interdisciplinary research, the Foundation promotes the engagement of staff in key policy debates and in shaping policy for the future. It provides the environment in which to foster further links between the College's disciplines and supports the development of interdisciplinary research both within and beyond the University.
The ASRF Research Programme Theme for 2014-16 is Social Precarity.
The College also has a number of identified interdisciplinary research themes.
The Foundation seeks to honour the Enlightenment legacy of Adam Smith (1723-1790) with independent, original research that impartially advances knowledge in the Information Age.