The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is a University Institute with a lightweight, layered structure.

Management & Office


Scientific Director

Peter Sloot

Faculty of Science

Homepage of Peter Sloot

(acting Programme Director Foundations of Complex Systems)


Strategic Development & External Relations

Joyce Ten Holter

M: +31 (0)6 15 37 86 50
T: +31 (0) 20 525 2863


Office Manager

Anouk Evers

T: +31 (0)20 525 2863



Programme Directors

The IAS has selected several focal areas to spark new areas of research, strengthen strategic external partnerships, and generate synergies between existing UvA research programmes.


Health Systems Complexity

Anita Hardon

Anthropology of Health and Social Care

Homepage of Anita Hardon



Crime & Terrorism 

Tom van Engers

Legal Knowledge Management

Homepage of Tom van Engers


Economy & Finance 

Cars Hommes

Economic Dynamics

Homepage of Cars Hommes


Urban Complexity

Luca Bertolini (ad interim)

Urban Planning

Homepage of Luca Bertolini


IAS Associates

The Board of Associates is a group of UvA researchers with roots in various complementing disciplines, a strong belief in interdisciplinary research collaboration. The Associates actively support the development of the IAS work programme, foster the internal and external visibility of the institute, liaise between the IAS and the UvA faculties.

Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study

9 September 2017