For more than a century, the British International Research Institutes (BIRI) have been global research partners in the arts, humanities and social sciences—discovering new knowledge, promoting cultural heritage and supporting international engagement. Against an increasingly uncertain future, the new BIRI brand unites the eight independent institutes behind a shared vision of a more connected future.
The BIRI vary greatly both in terms of size and in the contexts in which they operate. Only have given the BIRI a common voice and a shared platform from which to promote our unique contributions to the UK academic landscape.
— Carol Palmer, Director, Council for British Research in the Levant