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.


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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.



Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study

3 November 2017