The Academy programme offers short, two-part courses by leading thinkers from around the world. Designed to be accessible and opinionated, the courses are your chance to hear scholars from the best universities put forward their views on the problems at the cutting edge of their field.
Now in its fifth year, both live and online, the IAI Academy breaks with the convention that lectures can and should be devoid of opinion. In an era where information is everywhere abundant and available, its goal is not to promote one approach as settled 'objective' knowledge but to encourage lecturers to explicitly provide their own take on a field, and to offer new ways of thinking.
Additional IAI Academy Courses can be found online at IAI.tv.
Ideas are alive and evolving; at the edge there is rarely consensus.
The IAI Award is a qualification designed to stimulate and reward independent thinking. Rather than simply absorbing information, the IAI Award is about experiencing and interrogating a breadth of perspectives.
It reflects the changing character of thought: Our instructors give their views on challenges at the cutting-edge of their fields.
IAI Awards are available in Philosophy, Politics, Science, and the Arts, and in combinations of these subjects. Learners must complete six challenging Academy Courses and pass the assessments. We encourage learners to embrace complexity and push the boundaries of what they know.
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