Welcome to The Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS)

The Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal. GIIS promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research to generate credible, salient and legitimate knowledge that catalyzes a transformative change in the developmental policies and practices in Nepal and elsewhere.

Through deep engagement with decision-makers and multiple stakeholders, GIIS aims to shape a developmental agenda that is socially just, environmentally sustainable, and economically viable. Our interdisciplinary team has a strong track record of extensive research in Climate change and Land use change, Natural resources and the Environment, Geohazards and Disasters, Society and Migration, Global Health and Nutrition, Gender and Equality and AI and Emerging Technologies for a Sustainable Future.

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ongoing news and events

20May, 2020

Infection prevention measures in hospitals of Nepal - Research of GIIS

Amidst COVID-19 crisis, two GIIS researchers Dr. Suraj Bhattarai and...

15May, 2020

GIIS started a webinar series pertinent to covid-19

COVID-19 has impacted our life and livelihoods, economy and environment,...

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We have been conducting rigorous and policy-relevant research in collaboration with governments, funding agencies, academic and research institutions, private and public organizations...

 
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Our Publications

Plant Invasions in Asia

Jun 08, 2022

Asia, occupying nearly 30% of the earth’s terrestrial surface, is...

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A Checklist of the Orchidaceae of India

Jun 08, 2022

An in-depth look at India’s 1,200 species of orchids.
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Severe conservation risks of roads on apex predators

Jun 08, 2022

The global expansion of road networks threatens apex predator conservation...

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