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Current Projects 

The IAS will sponsor the three projects below in the academic year 2022/23.

Opportunities in Pollution

The project will look at the biological, physical and social impacts of pollution on micro- organisms, plants, animals and human stakeholders in the North East and the interdependent mechanisms of evolution and adaptation to it. 

The Politics of Credibility

This is an innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research project, whose aim is to cast fresh analytical light on the politics of credibility that underpin asylum determination regimes in the UK and Europe (Greece, Cyprus and Germany).

Risks to Youth and Studenthood in Digital Spaces

While it is widely acknowledged that students as young people inhabit digital spaces, there is a lack of understanding of how social media interacts with their identity development throughout their ‘student lifecycle'.