Who We are

The Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies is an independent, non-profit institution that promotes Jersey as an international focal point for research relating to islands and island communities. We aim to design a unique programme of niche postgraduate degrees in Island Studies as an embryonic University of Jersey, not only bringing the cultural and economic benefits of a university to Jersey, but also exporting knowledge and expertise around the world.  We believe that Jersey is set to become the key global academic hub in all aspects of islands and island life.

JICAS hosts a consortium of internationally renowned academics, intellectuals and politicians to help raise the intellectual capital of the island of Jersey and elevate the island’s standing within the global academic community.



JICAS aims to be a small but internationally respected institution of academic excellence dedicated to inter-discipline research and teaching, while creating an island community of divergent and innovative thinkers and help diversify the island's economy by providing extra educational options to Jersey residents and attracting high-calibre overseas students and staff.