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The Institute for Advanced Study is, above all, its people. By bringing together passionate researchers and giving them the time and space to interact, we aim to create the right conditions for new ideas to flourish.

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam form our core, contributing to and benefitting from the institute in various ways. But we also actively involve renowned researchers and talented early-career scholars from other universities and research institutes in our activities, creating an open research community.

What researchers at the IAS all have in common is an inquisitive, creative mind, and an enormous drive to work on the big challenges that mankind faces in science and society. In their pursuit of new knowledge they are not afraid to colour outside the lines.