International Relations research centres and institutes

There are currently nine research centres and institutes affiliated with the School of International Relations.

Centre for Global Constitutionalism (CGC)
The Centre provides an institutional home for the exploration of constitutionalism at the national, regional, and global levels.

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
The Centre focuses on interventions that are informed by critical analyses and are tailored to the needs of stakeholders within their conflict contexts.

Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP)
The Centre conducts research on the relations of religion and its political context.

Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and Eastern European Studies (CRSCEES)
The Centre promotes Russian, post-Soviet and East European research and teaching.

Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS)
The Centre fosters scholarship and dialogue about Syria and exchanges between Syrian and British scholars and others.

Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)
The Centre is dedicated to the study of the causes, dynamics, characteristics and consequences of terrorism and related forms of political violence.

Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS)
The Institute promotes cross-disciplinary education and research of Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Caucasus locales.

Third Generation Project
The Third Generation Project is an independent research and advocacy organisation that aims to prioritise collective rights and identify collective responsibilities.

The Project focuses on the collective human rights issues currently facing our world, such as the right to peaceful co-existence, climate justice, sustainable and community-led development, and cultural and community preservation.

Institute for the Study of War and Strategy
The Institute for the Study of War and Strategy was established in 2016 as an interdisciplinary research institute involving the Schools of International Relations and History and the Department of Philosophy. Its mission is to conduct and facilitate research and public debate on issues of war and strategy broadly conceived.

The Institute serves as an intellectual hub within the University of St Andrews bringing together permanent post-holders, early career researchers, PhD students, postgraduate taught students and practitioners whose expertise and interest is in the area of war and strategy.