Since its founding as the International Boundaries Research Unit in 1989, IBRU has been the world’s leading research centre on international boundary making and dispute resolution. Today, IBRU joins work in international boundary law with the geographic study of borders and bordering in the 21st century.
Through research, consultancy, and training, IBRU facilitates enhanced understanding of border areas, contributes to the peaceful resolution of boundary disputes, and engages with broader geographic questions concerning the changing nature of sovereignty, territory, citizenship, and the political organisation of space.
IBRU is part of the Geography Department at Durham University.
We run regular professional training workshops on practical aspects of boundary-making and dispute resolution, including maritime boundary delimitation, negotiating international boundaries, preparing for litigation and arbitration and more.
This online training course provides a simple, contextual overview of international boundaries, covering topics including definition, delimitation and dispute resolution.
IBRU has Arctic maps and briefing notes showing maritime jurisdiction and boundaries in the Arctic. We also have maps comparing the maritime jurisdictional claims of Argentina and the UK in the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
Talks between Israel and Lebanon, due to take place this week to discuss the ongoing maritime dispute between the two states, have now been postponed according to sources.
Enquiries about IBRU: Centres for Borders Research should be sent via the email link below.
IBRU Department of Geography Durham University Durham, DH1 3LE United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1965 Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1962