Introduction

In early 2021, we will be launching Wales’ first Advanced Studies Institute focussed on transformative interdisciplinary research. MASI will be a vibrant, large-scale community, a movement with an urgent purpose to respond to the world’s most critical opportunities and challenges. It will bring 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.

MASI will drive the University forward, serving the city, region Wales and the world with world-class research and enterprise. It will also act 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.

To succeed we need a diverse set of perspectives, talents and experiences: come join us! Over the next months there will be opportunities to hear more about MASI and to help shape its vision and approaches. If you have ideas to help shape our journey, get them to us! You can also get in touch with us now via: hellomasi@swansea.ac.uk.