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Research partnerships

Through the IAS, you can get access to a wide variety of researchers from all across the UvA (and beyond). We create an open research environment where the academic community, business sector and public sector can jointly develop new insights for wicked problems.

By combining our expertise with that of public and private sector organisations, we find ways to get a grip on complex challenges.

Example: tackling criminal networks

Working closely with the Dutch police, an interdisciplinary research team found a more effective way to destabilise cannabis networks: removing very specialised players rather than the most high-profile and seemingly influential criminals.

IAS for policy makers

Polder Simulation Center is a new initiative led by the UvA Institute for Advanced Study. It aims to help policy makers to unravel complex challenges; trying to understand what kind of interventions will produce what type of outcomes. This understanding is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of policy programmes, but also to predict the potential impact of new policy measures. We work closely together with policy makers, building new multi-scale models and visualisation tools, to support evidence-based and effective policy.


If you want to explore the options, contact us:

drs. J.F.H. (Joyce) Ten Holter