The ICTPR will work across disciplines and sectors in order to conduct theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded research into how states, global institutions, societies, and individuals navigate the dynamics of diverse transitions between conflict and peace.

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen, from the Social Sciences to the Arts and Humanities, and from Business and Economics to the Physical and Medical Sciences are all deeply involved in the quest to understand the nature of transition, in all its varied and complex forms. As such, the rich diversity of conceptual, methodological and empirical approaches available across the University will be utilised to good effect by the ICTPR. Moreover, the University’s established national and international links with academics, policy makers and practitioners will enable the Institute to actively contribute to academic and policy debates regarding the complex and multifaceted nature and implications of transitions and their relationship to conflict resolution, social justice, sustainability and peace.