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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