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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 updates and events from across the IRTs

For a full update of each theme's activities and areas of focus, visit the relevant theme website above.

BLOG | International Women's Day highlights 2023

Research fellow Dr Anna Clover shares some highlights from our recent IWD events programme...[read more]

WEBINAR | Scotland's Water Future

Join us for an online discussion about water in Scotland: Scottish Water plans to be carbon neutral, what are the Scottish Government’s future water plans, and our future water research needs... [read more]

EVENT | Speculative fiction and waste stories

Join us for an in person, interactive workshop using participatory speculative fiction to explore rubbish and wasted materials [read more]

EVENT | International Women's Day

For International Women's Day 2023, join members of the University of Glasgow to address funding feminist research, feminist pedagogies and the role of strike action within feminist activism... [read more]

BLOG | New Research Fellow for Addressing Inequalities

In January 2023, Dr Anna Clover joined the theme leadership in order to support interdisciplinary research across the college. Hear more about her background and interest in the role... [read more]

EVENT | Natural Hazard Resilience: Cross Sector Workshop

Join colleagues from across the University and the National Centre for Resilience to discuss natural hazard risks in Scotland, including potential impacts on inequalities and access to services... [read more]

EVENT | Ethics and artificial intelligence in the interdisciplinary collaborations of smart care

Friday, 17th February 2023, 12:00 – 13:00 (online)

Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies, and in particular a focus on how scientific and technical work is done, can help us to understand what ethical artificial intelligence might be and how to achieve it. To illustrate this point the presentation will explore a case study of a smart care system using machine learning... [read more]

PODCAST | About Sus: Episodes 1 and 2

AboutSUS is a new podcast approaching sustainability from a range of disciplinary, experiences, locations and themes... [read more].

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Child cultures

A new Marie Curie fellowship in the School of Education will combine arts-based inquiries with narrative interviews to explore how children’s literatures, arts, and media might challenge exclusions...[read more]

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Sustainable Screens Scotland

Sustainable Screens Scotland is a new project aiming to support the decarbonisation of the film and television industries in Scotland... [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