The First Minister of Wales launched the Morgan Advanced Studies Institute – MASI - on February 26th 2021. We are Wales’ first Advanced Studies Institute focussed on transformative interdisciplinary research. MASI is growing a vibrant, large-scale community, a movement with an urgent purpose to respond to the world’s most critical opportunities and challenges. It brings 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.

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

Our theme for 2021-2022 is the Preciousness of Life: Hope, Change, Renewal; and Refreshment. 


  • April 2022 - MASI Call for Proposals 2022/23 
  • January 2022 - MASI Agenda Setting Events – Call for Proposals. Closing date: 4th March 2022
  • September 2021 - Dec 2021 Basecamp, Summit and Visiting Fellow activities progressed
  • April-July 2021 - MASI organised a range of sandpits and workshops on pressing world challenges including climate change and pandemic recovery
  • June 2021 - MASI enabled the Morgan Institute Challenge at the Urdd National Eisteddfod  
  • February 2021 - MASI Call for Proposals 'Summer of Hope' events - click here for more information on the three proposals awarded