LIAS Global

Research addressing complex, global challenges requires an interdisciplinary approach, and the Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies supports a range of projects in collaboration with our international partners.

You can find out more about our engagement in global projects and initiatives below.

    In March 2017 the Universities of Leicester and Nairobi jointly hosted a 2-day workshop in Nairobi, looking at ways to enhance the contribution of science, technology and innovation to the delivery of the United Nation’s 2030 Global Goals. Find out more about the outcomes from the workshop here.

    Watch the Dialogues@LIAS video focusing on Alternative Rites of Passage as an alternative to FGM, featuring LIAS Visiting Fellow Professor Grace Wamue-Ngare (Kenyatta University), Dr Damaris Parsitau (Egerton University), and Dr Lotte Hughes. Read the Working Paper published as an output of this collaboration.

    Read about our LIAS Visiting Fellows, and the exciting international projects they are leading with colleagues at the University of Leicester

    The ESCR-AHRC GCRF Mental Health Call awarded £1.8 million for an interdisciplinary research project responding to mental, neurological and substance abuse (MNS) in Guyana Prisons. The project, lead by Professor Clare Anderson, will look at the history and legacy of the British Empire in understanding and tackling existent problems today, with regard to decolonisation.

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