About the institute
The UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is an interdisciplinary research hub of the University of Amsterdam. It brings together academic excellence in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the underlying principles that govern the complexity of our world.
The mission of the UvA Institute for Advanced Study 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, the IAS aims 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.