Research at the ASRF
The Faculty launched the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Research Foundation to position the work of the Faculty's researchers, and their collaborators, firmly in the top ranks of social science research. Its purpose is to foster interdisciplinary research and attract the best home and international Research Fellows, postgraduate students and distinguished international Visiting Fellows. Drawing on our distinguished research traditions over several hundred years, the Foundation aims to promote interdisciplinary, leading-edge research and contribute to shaping future research and policy agendas.
In 2009, the ASRF hosted Smith in Glasgow '09 - a major international conference marking the 250th anniversary of the publication of Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Seven key interdisciplinary research themes have been identified, which reflect the strength of research within the College. The themes are: