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Results: 1 - 50 of 93
Results: 1 - 50 of 93
  • Funding for blue sky research workshops
    24 Sep 2020
    Many breakthroughs in modern science happen at the interface of previously unconnected fields of insight, but it requires intensive and extended conversation. In order to stimulate thorough and creative ...
  • IAS governance : new appointments
    31 Aug 2020
    There has been some rotation over summer, since several of the researchers that joined our Board of Associates from the very beginning have ended their second term. Besides that, we have installed a Management Team ...
  • Reopening the institute (update)
    26 Aug 2020
    In compliance with the current health and safety guidelines we have gradually restarted our activities on site, focussing on small-scale interdisciplinary meetups. Working from home will remain the norm. Selected ...
  • The COVID-19 pandemic: time to reflect
    19 Jun 2020
    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.
  • Digital infrastructure for research into all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands
    8 Jun 2020
    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 ...
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    Social unrest induced by pandemics
    22 Apr 2020
    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 ...
  • IAS and AIGHD collaboration leads to new grant for AMR research
    14 Apr 2020
    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 ...
  • Call for essays: the world after the corona crisis
    9 Apr 2020
    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 ...
  • Exhibition Weaving Time: inspired by IAS
    9 Mar 2020
    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 ...
  • "Sustainability challenges ask for an integrated approach"
    20 Feb 2020
    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 ...
  • Eight PhD projects at Centre for Urban Mental Health to begin
    7 Feb 2020
    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 ...
  • RIEC Amsterdam invests 1M euro in research: organised crime as a complex system
    27 Jan 2020
    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.
  • IAS excellence students 2020 selected
    16 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • 'How do we keep up with the world?'
    10 Jan 2020
    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 ...
  • New IAS Associates on board!
    7 Jan 2020
    We are happy to announce that we have strengthened our Board of Associates with three new members.
  • Exhibition: Memories of the Present by Szilvia Mondel
    6 Jan 2020
    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.
  • Curiosity, Serendipity and Complexity
    22 Dec 2019
    Short essay written by Peter Sloot, Scientific Director of the UvA Institute for Advanced Study.
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    UBIAS Topic of the Year 2020: Dialogue
    21 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • Complexity research on the resilience of industry clusters
    15 Dec 2019
    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 ...
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    Deadline extended : Call for excellent students to join the IAS research community!
    13 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • Andrea Ravignani gets to lead a new Max Planck Research Group
    26 Nov 2019
    IAS visiting fellow Andrea Ravignani recently got awarded the opportunity to establish and lead an Independent Max Planck Research Group.
  • One year celebration: Policy by Simulation with TNO
    20 Nov 2019
    On November 19th we marked the one year celebration of our collaboration with TNO "Policy by Simulation”.
  • Prof Natali Helberger
    IAS Associate Natali Helberger appointed University Professor in Law and Digital Technology
    1 Nov 2019
    Prof. Natali Helberger has been appointed University Professor in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, effective 1 November 2019.
  • Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates
    22 Oct 2019
    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 ...
  • Sacha Epskamp wins Junior Scientific Award of the Complex Systems Society
    Sacha Epskamp wins Junior Scientific Award
    4 Oct 2019
    We are happy to announce that IAS research fellow Sacha Epskamp has won the Junior Scientific Award of the Complex Systems Society!
  • Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema at IAS
    Visit from the Mayor of Amsterdam
    30 Aug 2019
    On 30 August 2019 we were honoured by a visit from Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam and member of our Board of Trustees.
  • Eva Abels is awarded the prize for the best Master's thesis
    IAS thesis prize winners
    2 Aug 2019
    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.
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    IAS Associate Han van der Maas appointed Faculty Professor
    13 Jul 2019
    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 ...
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    Kees Hengeveld appointed to the Academia Europaea
    11 Jul 2019
    Professor Kees Hengeveld, who leads the Cultural Transition theme at the IAS, was recently appointed as new member of the Academia Europaea.
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    UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health
    21 Jun 2019
    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, ...
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    Perspective paper on causality in climate sciences
    21 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • Interview with Luc Coffeng about his IAS Fellowship
    19 Jun 2019
    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.
  • Amsterdam Brain and Cognition - ABC
    Launch of a new Research Priority Area of the UvA: Urban Mental Health
    12 Jun 2019
    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 ...
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    Complexities of Adverse Behaviour at CCS 2019 in Singapore
    3 Jun 2019
    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.
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    Educators' Challenge Award for IAS guest researcher Roland Kupers
    22 May 2019
    Roland Kupers and Sara Heinrich have won an Educators' Challenge Award from the Global Challenges Foundation for their high school complexity curriculum.
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    Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa on the IAS Scientific Advisory Board
    6 May 2019
    We are proud to present a new member of the IAS Scientific Advisory Board: professor Ben Feringa.
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    School choice dynamics and segregation: new research collaboration
    6 May 2019
    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 ...
  • Natali Helberger
    Two IAS Associates appointed as new KNAW members
    25 Apr 2019
    Professor Natali Helberger and professor Henkjan Honing have been appointed as new members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
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    Complexity analysis of antimicrobial resistance
    28 Feb 2019
    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 ...
  • Sir Roger Penrose speaking at the IAS, 22 January 2019
    The Dutch Road to Reality starts at the IAS
    26 Feb 2019
    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 ...
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    Barlaeus dinner on Complexity
    31 Jan 2019
    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 ...
  • Call for proposal Interdisciplinary research and education conference
    28 Jan 2019
    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 ...
  • IAS excellence students 2019 selected
    14 Jan 2019
    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 ...
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    UBIAS Topic of the Year 2019: Migration
    24 Dec 2018
    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 ...
  • Call for proposal Interdisciplinary research and education
    17 Dec 2018
    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 ...
  • Impressions of CCS 2018 by Wim Hordijk
    4 Dec 2018
    IAS fellow-alumnus Wim Hordijk has written a short report on the Conference on Complex Systems 2018, which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • IAS welcomes a new research fellow
    19 Nov 2018
    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.
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    IAS on the AT5 news
    12 Nov 2018
    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 ...
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    Call for excellent students to join the IAS research community!
    2 Nov 2018
    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 ...
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    Call for proposals: ABC-IAS fellowship grant
    15 Oct 2018
    The IAS and Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) join forces to facilitate grant writing by offering special fellowships.