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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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

Application of machine learning in anaerobic digestion: Perspectives and challenges

Oct 17, 2022

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is widely adopted for remediating diverse organic...

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Anaerobic membrane bioreactors for pharmaceutical-laden wastewater treatment: A critical review

Jul 22, 2022

Pharmaceuticals are a diverse group of chemical compounds widely used...

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