Research Projects

The Highland Institute is a project-based research centre, and thus is primarily concerned with facilitating, supporting, and nurturing research projects within its various focus areas. Projects include supervised research work such as doctoral and post-doctoral projects, typically in coordination with other universities or centres of learning; large multi-year projects principally funded through public research funds; and independent research initiatives, typically funded through a combination of small and large private grants. Sometimes stand-alone events, such as workshops and seminars, are treated like projects, depending on their financial / budget structure, and duration.

The projects listed in these pages are a sampling of ongoing research work either directly coordinated by Highland Institute staff, or coordinated from the Highland Institute in Kohima, Nagaland.

PluriMed

PluriMed envisions a world where the rich diversity of medical knowledge and practices is embraced, promoting a holistic understanding of health that transcends conventional boundaries and nurtures global health equity. We are committed to advancing this vision by fostering groundbreaking…

EARTHKEEPERS

Canada-IDRC Myanmar Research Fellowships With funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, a research team will document traditional ecological knowledge and perceptions of climate change along the Myanmar-Nagaland border to facilitate the opening of channels for dialogue…

Intersubjective Ecology Laboratory

The Intersubjective Ecology Laboratory is dedicated to investigating ecological conditions from a phenomenological perspective. Founded on the premise that all living beings and systems are subjects – and that anthropogenic destabilization of the environment derives from the objectification of the…

MyCClimate Project

The Highland Institute is part of a research team conducting academic training and ethnographic research in areas along the Northeast India-Myanmar border centred on studying perceptions and impacts of climate change linked to natural resource use and environmental concerns within…

PROVERBIAL OBSERVATORIES

A Highland Institute Initiative Directed by Jonathon Keats In Collaboration with Anna Ziya Geerling and Michael Heneise, Ph.D. Since time immemorial, proverbs have guided people, enlisting nature as a metaphor. In the past, references to the natural world helped to…

Global Impact Accelerator

NAGA WOMEN’S HEALTH CHANNEL Funded by the Scottish Funding Council as part of their Global Challenges Research Fund, the University of Edinburgh for the Global Impact Accelerator 2020/2021, with the Highland Institute, worked by identifying rural women youth leaders on…