The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is a University Institute that functions as a catalyst for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research across faculties. It has a lightweight, layered structure.

Management Team & Office


Scientific Director

Prof. P.M.A. (Peter) Sloot

Faculty of Science

Homepage of Peter Sloot



Strategic Development & External Relations

J.F.H. (Joyce) Ten Holter, MA

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


Institute Manager

L.W. (Mila) Chevalier

T: +31 (0)20 525 2863
M: +31 (0)6 46 42 57 25


Office Manager

A.K. (Anouk) Evers, MSc

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

Prof. A.P. (Anita) Hardon

Anthropology of Health and Social Care

Homepage of Anita Hardon



Crime & Terrorism 

Prof. T.M. (Tom) van Engers

Legal Knowledge Management

Homepage of Tom van Engers


Economy & Finance 

Prof. C.H. (Cars) Hommes

Economic Dynamics

Homepage of Cars Hommes


Urban Complexity

Prof. L. (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

20 July 2017