About the IAS
The University of Amsterdam has established its Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) to offer outstanding academics a haven - free from constraints of disciplinary boundaries - where they can work collaboratively on complex scientific and societal challenges.
Our mission is to advance cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that addresses complex scientific and societal challenges with disregard for any disciplinary structure or boundary. Under this overarching mission, we aim to:
- foster a vibrant and inspiring environment that stimulates and facilitates multidisciplinary exchange;
- enhance research excellence with strong emphasis on interdisciplinary knowledge creation by involving world-class intellectual and scientific leaders;
- actively contribute to the scientific achievements of the University of Amsterdam and create synergies between different research programmes and departments.