introduction

The First Minister of Wales launched the Morgan Advanced Studies Institute – MASI - on February 26th 2021. We are Wales’ first Advanced Studies Institute focussed on transformative interdisciplinary research. MASI is growing a vibrant, large-scale community, a movement with an urgent purpose to respond to the world’s most critical opportunities and challenges. It brings people together from across all disciplines to discover and innovate processes, materials, technologies, policies and practices that will make the world more sustainable, just, well, joyful and hopeful.

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MASI will help drive the University forward, serving the city, region, Wales and the world with world-class research and enterprise. It also acts as a base-camp, gathering groups to be trained, motivated and encouraged to set their eyes on the highest of intellectual and impactful summits, preparing us to attract the significant external funding needed to be an effective agent of change.

MASI is named after the late Rhodri Morgan, former First Minister of Wales and Swansea University Chancellor whose passion for Wales and its place in the World, continues to inspire us.

News

  • July 2022 - New projects have been selected for investment after a highly competitive process. All projects are focussed on MASI's 22/23 theme, "The New Extra-Ordinary"
  • May 2022 - MASI Networking and Proposal shaping events
  • April 2022 - MASI Call for Proposals 2022/23 - closing date 16th June
  • January 2022 - MASI Agenda Setting Events – Call for Proposals - awarded in March 2022
  • September 2021 - Dec 2021 Basecamp, Summit and Visiting Fellow activities launched
  • April-July 2021 - Sandpits and workshops on pressing world challenges such as, climate change and pandemic recovery

Meet the Team