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.


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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.

Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study

22 March 2017