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External advisory boards

We are supported by two external boards: the Scientific Advisory Board and the Board of Trustees. They serve as sounding boards for the IAS management.

Current members of the Scientific Advisory Board


Bertil Andersson

Former President at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore / Former Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg


Ben Feringa

Full Professor and Jacobus van't Hoff Distinguished Professor of Molecular Science at the University of Groningen / Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2016)

Krakauer UvA IAS

David Krakauer 

President and William H. Miller Professor of Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico

Helga Nowotny

Professor Emerita Social Studies of Science at ETH Zurich / Former President of the European Research Council / Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria

Current members of the Board of Trustees

Femke Halsema (photo: Gemeente Amsterdam)

Femke Halsema

Mayor of the City of Amsterdam


Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO

Alvin E. Roth

Alvin Roth 

Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University / Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard / Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences (2012)

Ratan Tata

Sir Ratan N. Tata

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist / Honorary Doctor of the UvA

Angelique Berg

Director-General of Statistics Netherlands (CBS)