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Interdisciplinary Research Themes

Responding to the world’s most pressing problems, and responding to the strategic drivers in our funding environment, requires respectful and innovative interdisciplinary research. To build critical mass in our interdisciplinary partnerships, we are focusing our research development support on five, social-science led, interdisciplinary themes:

Latest from across the IRT's

EVENT | The Gaitherin: Inclusive productivity

Tuesday, 11 October 2022.

This in person networking event will bring together experts from academia, industry and policy discuss how productivity can be grown to secure inclusive sustainable benefits in both an economic and social context. Although digital transformation and current and emerging markets provide opportunities for business, it can only be leveraged effectively by developing a creative and skilled workforce [read more...]

EVENT | Gender and Sexualities Research: Future Directions: 27th October 2022

Join colleagues from across the University of Glasgow to explore future research interests and potential collaborations.

In our second in person meeting, we want to look to the future by bringing people together from across the university to think about...[read more]

EVENT | New Directions in Collaborative Research: Living Knowledge

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 10am - 1pm.

This in person workshop brings together the research community to discuss new directions in collaborative research and how this may inform our response to challenges such as climate and energy, cost of living and wellbeing, inequalities and social justice, and inclusive productivity. With keynotes from UKRI, Crichton Trust, and the Universities of Surrey and Glasgow. [read more...]

EVENT | Winter School Follow Up: Research Methodologies for Collective Action - 18th October


A chance to address any concerns regarding methodologies.


PhD students and Early Career Researchers are invited to a brown bag event as a follow-up to our Winter School on Innovative Research Methodologies for Collective Action and Empowerment.


Do you want your research to affect change?


Want your research to challenge inequalities and generate collective action and empowerment?


Want to use novel methodologies but unsure where to start or facing...[read more]

EVENT | New Directions in Collaborative Research: Living Knowledge

Friday, 28 October 2022, 12pm - 1pm.

Join us online for the latest workshop on Innovative Methods for a Digital Society, exploring the intersections of culture and robotics...[read more]

Get in Touch

If you would like to get in touch with a theme, or to be added to a mailing list, please contact us using the email addresses below.

Addressing Inequalities:inequalities-irt@glasgow.ac.uk

Challenges in Changing Cities:cicc-irt@glasgow.ac.uk

Digital Society and Economy:digital-irts@glasgow.ac.uk

Justice, Insecurity & Fair Decision Making:justice-irt@glasgow.ac.uk