The Wise Centre, established in October 2012, takes both an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to analyis of economic, social and public policy both in Scotland and and intenationally. Wise is an intellectual home to a growing group of GCU academics from variety of disciplines including economics,political science, sociology, history and law who are committed to building an international reputation as centre of excellence. 

WiSE activities and achievements augment the University’s core mission to contribute beyond the traditional role of a university in the creation, curation and transfer of knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Central to GCU’s commitment ‘For the Common Good’ is its objectives of ‘imbuing a strong sense of global citizenship amongst our students and staff’ and ‘the positioning of critical discourse and creative innovation at the centre of our research and educational activity’ (GCU Strategy 2020).

WiSE’ s intellectual, social and emotional capital is aimed at working collaboratively through our research, teaching,civic and policy engagement to foster creative interdisciplinary initiatives that exploit new knowledge to inform public policy.