As an education provider of programmes up to level 7 (Bachelor) and 9 (Master), AIS takes very seriously its commitment to a research culture. This commitment manifests itself in many ways.

In 2014, Dr Adam Brown was appointed the Director of Research, with overall responsibility for research-oriented activity within the institution.

The Research Committee, comprising senior members of AIS teaching staff, other research-active staff, and an adjunct research professor, meets regularly in order to plan research initiatives.

An Annual Research and Publication Report is produced, showcasing AIS researchers’ outputs and other activities. See recent reports

The AIS Research Newsletter is produced at least three times per year. Each issue of the newsletter contains a featured AIS researcher, articles on various aspects of the research process, recent research outputs by AIS staff, and upcoming conferences. View copies of the newsletter.

The AIS Research Award recognises those staff who have produced quality outputs over the previous year. There are two categories: Established Researcher, for those staff with PBRF rankings, and Emerging Researcher, for those without. Some “honourable mentions” are also recognised.

The Centre for Research in International Education (CRIE) aims to provide a forum for conducting research into the social, economic and pedagogic consequences of the internationalism of education. It has several regular activities:

  1. The double blind peer-reviewed Online Journal of International Education is published twice a year.
  2. An international conference is hosted biennially.
  3. Research papers and working papers are downloadable from the CRIE website.

For more on CRIE, go to the CRIE website.

Any academics interested in the possibility of conducting joint research with AIS staff, should contact the staff member (Staff can be found under their respective Programme page).