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Results: 1 - 50 of 90
Results: 1 - 50 of 90
  • 19 Jun 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic: time to reflect

    Together with Science versus Corona, we organise a series of discussions to foster exchange, debate and collaboration between the disciplines. Researchers are invited to initiate new discussions by proposing a theme.

  • 8 Jun 2020
    Digital infrastructure for research into all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands

    An interdisciplinary consortium of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), receives €1 million to build an open digital infrastructure for safe network analysis of all ...

  • 22 Apr 2020
    Social unrest induced by pandemics

    Pandemics are known to affect societies at large. It is clear that the current COVID-19 outbreak has major implications, that could potentially cause social unrest. There is an urgent need to understand the drivers ...

  • 14 Apr 2020
    IAS and AIGHD collaboration leads to new grant for AMR research

    The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) joined forces to better understand antimicrobial resistance (AMR) patterns and key drivers of AMR ...

  • 9 Apr 2020
    Call for essays: the world after the corona crisis

    The global network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) has launched an open call to receive essays on the theme: "How will/should the world change?" Researchers from all disciplines and ...

  • 9 Mar 2020
    Exhibition Weaving Time: inspired by IAS

    Our historical buildings are featured in the exhibition “Weaving Time” that will open 14 March 2020. Artist Mirjam Hagoort and HOH architects together present an installation that refers to the renovation of the IAS ...

  • 20 Feb 2020
    "Sustainability challenges ask for an integrated approach"

    Today’s sustainability challenges can only be understood and managed if we study human and natural domains as connected and interacting components of one integrated system. And that is exactly the type of research ...

  • 7 Feb 2020
    Eight PhD projects at Centre for Urban Mental Health to begin

    Eight PhD candidates will start this spring with interdisciplinary research at the Centre for Urban Mental Health at the UvA. In their projects, they will focus on psychological problems and conditions - such as ...

  • 27 Jan 2020
    RIEC Amsterdam invests 1M euro in research: organised crime as a complex system

    The new research project "Computational modelling of criminal networks and value chains” aims to develop novel methods to analyse organised crime, by using a complexity approach.

  • 16 Jan 2020
    IAS excellence students 2020 selected

    Following our call for proposals, we have selected nine Master's students to join the IAS research community and work on their final thesis at the institute. The best and most original thesis will be awarded with a ...

  • 10 Jan 2020
    'How do we keep up with the world?'

    Rector Karen Maex asked in her opening speech at the Dies Natalis how science and scholarship can keep up with a rapidly changing world. ‘Major changes such as globalisation and digitisation, climate and the energy ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    New IAS Associates on board!

    We are happy to announce that we have strengthened our Board of Associates with three new members.

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Exhibition: Memories of the Present by Szilvia Mondel

    From January till July 2020 we have a special exhibition at the IAS. "Memories of the Present" consists of 20 oil paintings by Szilvia Mondel.

  • 22 Dec 2019
    Curiosity, Serendipity and Complexity

    Short essay written by Peter Sloot, Scientific Director of the UvA Institute for Advanced Study.

  • 21 Dec 2019
    UBIAS Topic of the Year 2020: Dialogue

    Each year the international network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) selects a ‘Topic of the Year’; a topic of global importance that is explored through different activities and formats. In ...

  • 15 Dec 2019
    Complexity research on the resilience of industry clusters

    A newly formed interdisciplinary IAS consortium recently got a project granted to study the complexity and resilience of regional industry clusters in the context of climate policy. The project is funded by the ...

  • 13 Dec 2019
    Deadline extended : Call for excellent students to join the IAS research community!

    The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers 7 outstanding students the opportunity to join the IAS research community. You will get a (part-time) place to work on your final ...

  • 26 Nov 2019
    Andrea Ravignani gets to lead a new Max Planck Research Group

    IAS visiting fellow Andrea Ravignani recently got awarded the opportunity to establish and lead an Independent Max Planck Research Group.

  • 20 Nov 2019
    One year celebration: Policy by Simulation with TNO

    On November 19th we marked the one year celebration of our collaboration with TNO "Policy by Simulation”.

  • 1 Nov 2019
    IAS Associate Natali Helberger appointed University Professor in Law and Digital Technology

    Prof. Natali Helberger has been appointed University Professor in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, effective 1 November 2019.

  • 22 Oct 2019
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates

    Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...

  • 4 Oct 2019
    Sacha Epskamp wins Junior Scientific Award

    We are happy to announce that IAS research fellow Sacha Epskamp has won the Junior Scientific Award of the Complex Systems Society!

  • 30 Aug 2019
    Visit from the Mayor of Amsterdam

    On 30 August 2019 we were honoured by a visit from Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam and member of our Board of Trustees.

  • 2 Aug 2019
    IAS thesis prize winners

    From January until August 2019 nine selected Master's students have worked on their final thesis at the IAS. They competed for a prize for the best and most original thesis.

  • 13 Jul 2019
    IAS Associate Han van der Maas appointed Faculty Professor

    Professor Han van der Maas has been appointed Faculty Professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) of the University of Amsterdam to work on complexity research and build bridges between various ...

  • 11 Jul 2019
    Kees Hengeveld appointed to the Academia Europaea

    Professor Kees Hengeveld, who leads the Cultural Transition theme at the IAS, was recently appointed as new member of the Academia Europaea.

  • 21 Jun 2019
    UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health

    Urban living is on the rise. Urban environments, like Amsterdam, are characterized by features that make city life not only attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments, ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    Perspective paper on causality in climate sciences

    The climate sciences are riddled with competing models and hardly any options for experimental validation. A broad consortium took on the challenge to see if the field could benefit from applying causality inference ...

  • 19 Jun 2019
    Interview with Luc Coffeng about his IAS Fellowship

    IAS visiting fellow Luc Coffeng about his experience at the UvA Institute for Advanced Study, and how his fellowship inspired him to start exploring new research fields.

  • 12 Jun 2019
    Launch of a new Research Priority Area of the UvA: Urban Mental Health

    Don’t miss the international ABC symposium “The Emergent Disturbed Mind: From Complex Systems to Action”, June 27th, with highly esteemed speakers and the launch of a new Research Priority Area of the UvA: Urban ...

  • 3 Jun 2019
    Complexities of Adverse Behaviour at CCS 2019 in Singapore

    IAS research fellow Sacha Epskamp will be organising a satellite event on Complexities of Adverse Behaviour at the Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) 2019 in Singapore.

  • 22 May 2019
    Educators' Challenge Award for IAS guest researcher Roland Kupers

    Roland Kupers and Sara Heinrich have won an Educators' Challenge Award from the Global Challenges Foundation for their high school complexity curriculum.

  • 6 May 2019
    Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa on the IAS Scientific Advisory Board

    We are proud to present a new member of the IAS Scientific Advisory Board: professor Ben Feringa.

  • 6 May 2019
    School choice dynamics and segregation: new research collaboration

    The University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen, the Dutch Inspectorate of Education, and the City of Amsterdam have recently joined forces in a new research project on school segregation. The research aims ...

  • 25 Apr 2019
    Two IAS Associates appointed as new KNAW members

    Professor Natali Helberger and professor Henkjan Honing have been appointed as new members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Complexity analysis of antimicrobial resistance

    In the past year, a team of researchers at the IAS has been working on a project on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in close collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD). They ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    The Dutch Road to Reality starts at the IAS

    On the occasion of the Dutch translation of Sir Roger Penrose's monumental book "The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe", the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Meromorf Press ...

  • 31 Jan 2019
    Barlaeus dinner on Complexity

    On Monday January 28th 2019, Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA office UvA-HvA) and the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) jointly organised the 6th Barlaeus dinner at the Allard Pierson Museum. The central ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    Call for proposal Interdisciplinary research and education conference

    From 24-26 October 2019, the annual AIS conference will be hosted for the first time in Europe, by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. This ...

  • 14 Jan 2019
    IAS excellence students 2019 selected

    Following our call for proposals, we have selected nine Master's students to join the IAS research community and work on their final thesis at the institute. The best and most original thesis will be awarded with a ...

  • 24 Dec 2018
    UBIAS Topic of the Year 2019: Migration

    Each year the international network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) selects a ‘Topic of the Year’; a topic of global importance that is explored through different activities and formats. In ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Call for proposal Interdisciplinary research and education

    From 24-26 October 2019, the annual AIS conference will be hosted for the first time in Europe, by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. This ...

  • 4 Dec 2018
    Impressions of CCS 2018 by Wim Hordijk

    IAS fellow-alumnus Wim Hordijk has written a short report on the Conference on Complex Systems 2018, which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • 19 Nov 2018
    IAS welcomes a new research fellow

    The IAS Board of Associates has recently selected Dr. Maarten Marsman as research fellow. He will join the IAS community part-time for the duration of one year.

  • 12 Nov 2018
    IAS on the AT5 news

    At the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) researchers from various disciplines collaboratively develop new methods to get a grip on complex challenges (e.g. health, crime, market stability, inequality). AT5, the ...

  • 2 Nov 2018
    Call for excellent students to join the IAS research community!

    The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers 10 outstanding students the opportunity to join the IAS research community. You will get a place to work on your final thesis in a ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Call for proposals: ABC-IAS fellowship grant

    The IAS and Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) join forces to facilitate grant writing by offering special fellowships.

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Complexity & Creative Industry: prepare your proposal at the IAS

    NWO has recently opened a call for proposals ‘Complexity & Creative Industry’ to stimulate research on complex, persistent societal problems that cannot be solved by traditional governance or design approaches. ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Computational model clarifies immune response during cardiac surgery

    An interdisciplinary research team of computational scientists, biologists, medical scientists, and mathematicians, led by Peter Sloot, professor of Complex Adaptive Systems at the UvA and Scientific Director of the ...

  • 9 Oct 2018
    Simulation-based Science @UvA continues in 2018-2019

    With much pleasure we announce that the UvA Simulation-based Science community will continue to meet regularly at the IAS in the academic year 2018-2019. This year we will organise five thematic meetings, besides the ...