Through the IAS you can get access to a wide variety of researchers from all across the University of Amsterdam and beyond. In co-creation with experts from the public and private sector we aim to unravel complex challenges, create actionable insights, and explore new avenues of intervention.
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.
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 and explore new ways of intervention. By simulating various what-if scenarios, we try to understand what kind of interventions will produce what type of outcomes. We work closely together with policymakers, building new multi-scale models and visualisation tools, to support evidence-based and effective policy.
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