The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) was established in August 2009 as the research and knowledge transfer arm of Swansea University's College of Arts and Humanities. RIAH supports Arts and Humanities researchers – staff and postgraduates – to develop collaborations inside and outside the University, and to maximise the impact of their research.

RIAH comprises two major Research Centres: the Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power and Empire and the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales. It also supports a number of Research Groups, a Graduate Centre and a growing number of externally funded Research Projects.

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RIAH has six strategic aims:

  • to foster high-quality research outputs
  • to increase income from external funding sources
  • to expand our postgraduate research community
  • to develop a rich research environment by attracting national and international scholars to Swansea
  • to maximise the impact of our research
  • to enrich the community life of Wales and the UK through public engagement and knowledge exchange

 Rick Rylance Professor Rick Rylance, Chair of RCUK and former Chief Executive of the AHRC, speaking at the launch of RIAH in August 2009.

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There are many ways in which you can join our growing research community: