Talent development

Since fostering interdisciplinarity requires researchers' awareness early in their academic careers, the IAS identifies talented young scholars with a strong interdisciplinary interest, and brings them together with top scientists.

IAS Scholarship programme

The IAS offers scholarships for outstanding UvA Master’s students who are interested in interdisciplinary research. The scholarship is provided to work in a multidisciplinary team of students, their associated supervisors (if applicable) and other researchers working at the IAS within the framework of the selected research programmes. The scholarship programme runs each academic year, focussed on interdisciplinary challenges related to complexity science. More details will follow.

Excellence Lounge

The IAS organises academic discussions in the IAS Excellence Lounge for the Amsterdam Excellence Students and the Amsterdam Science Talent Students as part of the scholars' extra-curricular track. Given the broad range of academic backgrounds of the students, the IAS is the perfect place for them to ponder over and discuss big interdisciplinary scientific questions.

Short impression of the IAS Excellence Lounge

IIS course: Complexity can it be simplified?

The IAS strongly supports interdisciplinary education. Several IAS Associates teach in the programme of the IIS course “Complexity: can it be simplified?”.

Complexity Science related courses in the Netherlands

Various Dutch universities offer complexity science related courses. The list below was compiled in collaboration with the Netherlands Platform Complex Systems.

Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study

14 August 2017